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Vaccination for Adults with Diabetes

The table below shows which vaccination you should have to protect your health if you have diabetes. Make sure you and your healthcare provider keep your vaccinations up to date.

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
type b)
Human papillomavirus


Measles, mumps, rubella

(Men-ACWY, MCV4)

Meningococcal B

(Pneumovax,PPSV; Prevnar,PCV

Tetanus, diphtheria, whoopingcough
(pertussis)(T dap,Td)



You may need this vaccine if you have a specific risk factor for hepatitis A virus infection* or simply
want to be protected from this disease. The vaccine is usually given in 2 doses, 6–12 months apart.
Yes ! All adults with diabetes who are younger than 60 and have never received or completed a series of HepB vaccine, should get vaccinated now. If you are 60 or older and diabetic, discuss your need for HepB vaccine with your healthcare provider.
Some adults with certain high-risk conditions, for example, lack of a functioning spleen, need vaccination with Hib. Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if you need this vaccine.

Maybe.You need this vaccine if you are a woman age 26 or younger or a man age 21 or younger. Men age22 through 26 with a risk condition* also need vaccination. Any man age22 through 26 who wantsto beprotected from HPV may receive it, too. The vaccine is usually given in 3 doses over a 6-month period.

Yes! You need a dose every fall (or winter) for your protection and for the protection of others around you.

You may need at least 1 dose of MMR vaccine if you were born in 1957 or later. You may also need asecond dose.*

You may need MenACWY vaccine if you have one of several health conditions,* for example, if you donot have a functioning spleen. You need MenACWY if you are age 21 or younger and a first-year collegestudent living in a residence hall and you either have never been vaccinated or were vaccinated before age 16.

You should consider MenB vaccine if you are age 23 or younger (even if you don’t have a high-riskmedical condition). You may need MenB vaccine if you have one of several health conditions,* for example,if you do not have a functioning spleen.

All adults through age 64 with diabetes need to get vaccinated with Pneumovax. If you haven’t beenvaccinated, you should get 1dose now. You may also need a 1-time dose of Prevnar, depending on whetheryou have a certain high-risk condition,* such asimmunosuppression, or lack of a functioning spleen. Ifyou are younger than age 65 and have a certain high-risk condition, you will need a dose of Prevnar, if youhaven’t received it previously, and a second dose of Pneumovax, provided at least 5 years have passedsince your first dose. Prevnar and Pneumovax are usually spaced 1 year apart.

Adults who have not received a dose of Tdap during their lifetime need to get Tdap vaccine (the adultwhooping cough vaccine). And, all women need to get a dose during each pregnancy. After that, you needaTd booster dose every 10 years. Consult your healthcare provider if you haven’t had at least 3 tetanusand diphtheria toxoid-containing shots sometime in your life or if you have a deep or dirty woun

If you’ve never had chickenpox, never were vaccinated, or were vaccinated but received only 1 dose, talk to your healthcare provider to find out if you need this vaccine.

if you are age 60 or older, you should get a 1-time dose of this vaccine now.

Consult your healthcare provider todetermine your level of risk for infectionand your need for this vaccine.

Are you planning to travel outside of Canada? Visit our Long Sault Travel Clinic booking page to schedule your appointment.

For more information on travel vaccination. Please contact us directly or fill our online form to book an appointment.


  1. Thanks for this information. I just love reading this blog. Vaccination can protect you from a mild illness.

  2. When you have diabetes, you’re more likely to get infections because your immune system doesn’t work as well. At that time, Vaccines can prevent illnesses that can be very serious and can put you in the hospital.

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