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From Norwich, England:

I'm a diabetic at University and because of this, have been advised to have a flu jab and a pneumococcal vaccination by the university. They say I am at a greater risk than other people because I have diabetes. Firstly, is that true? And secondly, Should I have the vaccinations?


Yes. And Yes.

See Flu Shots for more information about the flu shot. The pneumonia shot only has to be given once in a very long while, but the flu shot should be given every year to everybody with chronic conditions like diabetes, according to most authorities.


Original posting 29 Nov 1998
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