A special note for individuals with diabetes (both Types 1 and 2): Diabetes Canada recommends that individuals with both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
- People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious effects from a COVID infection and at increased risk of dying from a COVID infection, thus should actually be prioritized for receiving the vaccine.
- Thousands of people with diabetes were included in the original vaccine trials (Pfizer and Moderna) and did not experience major issues with the vaccines.
- For more information about vaccination in people with diabetes, please review the recommendations from Diabetes Canada
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