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Diabetes and pneumococcal disease

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The Department of Health introduced the pneumococcal immunisation programme in the UK to help protect all of those for whom pneumococcal infection is likely to be more common and/or serious. For more information, click on the different sections available on this website.

Adults with diabetes (controlled with medication) are estimated to be 3-6x more at risk of invasive pneumococcal disease than healthy adults

 
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