Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: Diabetes and the COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on the diabetes community. Those who get COVID and have diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2, have three to four times higher risk of severe illness and hospitalization. If you or a loved one has diabetes, you may have some questions as you plan to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Rest assured that even though the COVID vaccine was the fastest developed vaccine in history, that doesn’t mean researchers bypassed safety protocols or performed inadequate testing. About 9% of both Pfizer and Moderna trial participants included people with diabetes. If you have concerns or more in-depth questions, be sure to talk to your primary care provider.

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