Diabetes controlled by medication
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Adults with diabetes managed by medication are estimated to be3-6times more likely of pneumococcal infection turning into something serious such as meningitis, septicaemia and pneumonia than healthy adults.
The Department of Health introduced the pneumococcal immunisation programme in the UK. A pneumococcal infection can infect anyone. But some people are at higher risk of serious illness and so are recommended to receive the vaccination on the NHS. For more information, click on the different sections available on this website.