Diabetes and Vaccinations: True or False?

January 23, 2018
Veronica Hackethal, MD

Take our 6-question True or False spot-check quiz on ADA vaccine recommendations.

1. People with diabetes should be vaccinated against influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, and hepatitis B according to age-related recommendations.

True

False

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Answer: True

The ADA recommends that people with diabetes should be vaccinated against influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, and hepatitis B according to aged-related recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

2. The influenza vaccine is recommended annually in all adults with diabetes

True

False

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Answer: False

According to the American Diabetes Association, the influenza vaccine is recommended annually in all patients with diabetes who are aged ≥6 months.

 

3. The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is recommended in all patients with diabetes aged 2-64 years.

True

False

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Answer: False

The American Diabetes Association recommends the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) for all patients with diabetes aged 2 through 64.

 

4. All patients with diabetes aged ≥65 years should receive the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

True

False

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Answer: True

The American Diabetes Association recommends that all patients with diabetes aged ≥65 years should receive the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), followed by the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) at least one year later and at least five years after their last PPSV23 dose.

5. All unvaccinated patients with diabetes aged 19-59 years should receive the hepatitis B vaccine.

True

False

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Answer: True

The American Diabetes Association recommends that all unvaccinated patients aged 19-59 should receive the three-dose series of the hepatitis B vaccine.
 

6. Patients with diabetes aged ≥60 years should not receive the hepatitis B vaccine.

True

False

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Answer: False

The American Diabetes Association recommends that providers should consider vaccinating adults with diabetes aged ≥ 60 years with the three-dose series of hepatitis B vaccine.

More information on the vaccines mentioned in this quiz and other vaccine recommendations from the ADA are availble here: 

American Diabetes Association. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes-2018.Diabetes Care. 2018;41(Suppl 1): S1-S159.

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