Living a strong, healthy life as a diabetic is all about taking action and doing what needs to be done, before it’s needed!
I recently received a Flu shot during a routine visit with my doctor, I had read all of the literature present at the office on the subject, and I made up my mind to finally do so.
Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccines are very important to those with diabetes, (due to our weakened immune system) but there is so much more!
(The Influenza vaccine can be given at the same time as the Pneumococcal vaccine).
Did you know that having the Flu can make other medical conditions that you may now have, worse than they are?
By getting vaccinated now you can, and will not only protect yourself, you may also avoid spreading Influenza, and Pneumococcal diseases to others when you follow a safe hygiene routine.
Always cover your mouth with something when coughing, or sneezing, wash your hands thoroughly, properly discard used tissue or paper towels in the correct trash receptacles.
(*) Talk to your healthcare provider about receiving a flu shot, those with the following conditions SHOULD NOT receive a flu shot:
* If you are allergic to eggs
(Influenza vaccine virus is grown in eggs)
• A severe allergy to any vaccine component
• If you ever had Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
• If you have any severe (life threatening) allergies
• If you ever had a severe reaction after receiving a dose of Influenza vaccine
You can find out more about Pneumococcal Diseases, and how to protect yourself and others by clicking on the link below:
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