Do you or your child get or plan to get a flu shot?
Answer for each member of your family.
Yes, and I (or my child) have diabetes 67% (556) Yes, and I (or my child) do not have diabetes 9% (80) No, and I (or my child) have diabetes 16% (138) No, and I (or my child) do not have diabetes 5% (46)
Do you or your child get or plan to get a flu shot?Poll dates: October 3 - 10, 1999
Total Votes: 820
For people with diabetes, the flu can be more than aches and pains. It can mean longer illness, hospitalization, even death. Uncontrolled diabetes can make the immune system more vulnerable to severe cases of "the flu" (influenza). Everybody with diabetes, of any age, should get this cheap and easy protection.
Flu vaccines are available at little or no cost. (The cost is covered by Medicare Part B, and by State Health Departments.) You can get your flu shot at doctors' offices, clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores, and your county health department. But talk to your doctor first: there are a few people who shouldn't get vaccinated.
Wisely, two-thirds of people responding report getting a flu shot for themselves or their children with diabetes.
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 15:36:22
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