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When should I get a pneumonia shot if I have diabetes?

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You should get an annual flu shot if you have diabetes. Also, ask your doctor if you need the pneumonia shot. This vaccine can also help protect you from blood infections and meningitis.

American Diabetes Association: "Flu & Pneumonia Shots." and “When You’re Sick.”

FDA: “Have a Baby or Young Child With a Cold? Most Don’t Need Medicines.”

CDC: “Flu and People With Diabetes.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 7, 2019

American Diabetes Association: "Flu & Pneumonia Shots." and “When You’re Sick.”

FDA: “Have a Baby or Young Child With a Cold? Most Don’t Need Medicines.”

CDC: “Flu and People With Diabetes.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 7, 2019

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