Ignore flu jab at your peril

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This winter Diabetes UK urges everyone with diabetes, including those who are pregnant, to get a free flu vaccination at their GP practice.

The consequences of having the flu can be serious for anyone.

For people with diabetes there are additional, potentially very serious, risks.

That’s why we’re stressing how important it is to get the flu vaccination now, before the start of winter.

People living with diabetes should take up the invitation from their GP now.

If they haven’t yet been invited, they need to contact their GP surgery and find out when they are holding flu vaccination clinics.

They should also be given a personal healthcare plan by their medical team for times they are feeling unwell.

Stephen Ryan,

Head of the North,

C/o Diabetes UK,

Parkway,

London.