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Update on Immunizations for Adults with Diabetes

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. People with diabetes have a harder time fighting off infections due to weaker immune systems and could be at increased risk for more serious complications from an illness compared to people without diabetes.

2. Which of the following vaccinations are recommended by the CDC for people with diabetes?

3. According to the “Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality Among American Indian and Alaska American Indian and Alaska Native People 1990-2009” American Indian and Alaska Native people are almost two times more likely to die from pneumonia and influenza compared to non-Hispanic whites.

4. Diabetes is a risk factor for invasive pneumococcal disease. There are two vaccines to help protect against pneumococcal disease: pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23).

5. Patients with diabetes should receive one dose of PPSV23 before age 65 and then a second dose after they turn 65 years old, at least 5 years after the last dose.

6. Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. People with diabetes, even when well managed, are at high risk of serious flu complications, often resulting in hospitalization and sometimes even death.

7. CDC recommends all adults get the Tdap vaccine once and a Td booster every 10 years to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.

8. The recommendation for the influenza vaccine is that it is recommended annually for everyone six months and older who does not have a compromising medical condition.

9. Hepatitis B vaccination should be administered to unvaccinated adults with diabetes aged 19-59 years.

10. Recombinant zoster vaccine (Shingrix) is recommended for people 50 years and older and includes a 2 dose series, given 2-6 months apart.