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I have diabetes. Should I get a flu shot?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Diabetes decreases your immune system's ability to fight infection.
If you were to get the flu you could get sick enough to be hospitalized. You should get the flu shot.

In brief: Yes

Diabetes decreases your immune system's ability to fight infection.
If you were to get the flu you could get sick enough to be hospitalized. You should get the flu shot.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine

In brief: Usually yes

Most medical experts would advise a person with a chronic medical problem to get a flu shot on a yearly basis.
Unless there is a specific reason like egg allergy or a previous bad reaction, i regularly advise my patients with diabetes to get immunized against flu.

In brief: Usually yes

Most medical experts would advise a person with a chronic medical problem to get a flu shot on a yearly basis.
Unless there is a specific reason like egg allergy or a previous bad reaction, i regularly advise my patients with diabetes to get immunized against flu.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Dr. Peter Corrado
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