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Do you or your child get or plan to get a flu shot?

 
 

My child has diabetes

 
     

Yes, my child always gets a flu shot

 
 

56%

 

  354

 
     

Yes, my child will get a flu shot for the first time this year

 
 

10%

 

  67

 
     

Yes, but my child doesn't get a flu shot every year

 
 

2%

 

  15

 
     

No, my child will not get a flu shot

 
 

8%

 

  52

 
 

I have diabetes

 
     

Yes, I always get a flu shot

 
 

14%

 

  89

 
     

Yes, I will get a flu shot for the first time this year

 
 

1%

 

  12

 
     

Yes, but I don't get a flu shot every year

 
 

2%

 

  14

 
     

No, I will not get a flu shot

 
 

4%

 

  27

 


Total votes: 630

 

Do you or your child get or plan to get a flu shot?

Poll dates: October 13 - 20, 2002
Total Votes: 630

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, most people responding report that they will get a flu shot for themselves or their children with diabetes.

For more information about the impact of influenza on children, see Illness Among Schoolchildren During Influenza Season.

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