J Korean Diabetes.  2015 Dec;16(4):236-241. 10.4093/jkd.2015.16.4.236.

Vaccination for Diabetic Patients: An Update

  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jsyeom@skku.edu


As Korean populations are getting older and the number of adults with diabetes is continually increasing, importance of prevention of infectious diseases through vaccination has increased. With recent introduction of newly developed vaccines, especially protein-conjugated pneumococcal vaccine and quadrivalent influenza vaccine, guidelines for adult vaccination that include recommendation for diabetic patients have been revised. In this article, revised adult vaccination guidelines will be review based on recently published results of the effectiveness of protein conjugate pneumococcal vaccine for prevention of pneumonia and that of the quadrivalent influenza vaccine.


Diabetes mellitus; Human influenza; Immunization; Pneumococcal infections

MeSH Terms

Communicable Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Influenza Vaccines
Influenza, Human
Pneumococcal Infections
Influenza Vaccines


  • Fig. 1. Recommendations on pneumococcal vaccine for adults 65 years of age or older with a chronic medical condition. Reused from the article of Choi et al. (Infect Chemother 2015;47:68–79) [9] with original copyright holder's permission. PCV13, 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; PPV23, 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.



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