COVID-19 vaccination for individuals with diabetes

by 22q Administrator

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

For information about COVID-19 vaccines in general, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccines page.