Updated: Mar 17
The following information is from the CDC, Center for Diabetes Translation.
Adults of any age who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes are more likely to get severely ill as a result of COVID-19. Severely ill is defined as requiring hospitalization, admission to the ICU, intubation or mechanical ventilation, or death. Based on what we know at this time, having gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant) might also make you more likely to get severely ill.
It’s important that everyone get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as it’s available to them, but it’s especially important for people with diabetes to get the vaccination. COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting seriously ill if you get COVID-19. CDC makes recommendations for who should get the vaccine first, then each state makes its own plan. To learn more about vaccine availability in your area, click here. Benefits of the Vaccine
Like everyone, people with diabetes can get sick even when trying their best to prevent it. So being prepared and knowing what to do if you get sick is very important. Read the sick day guidelines for people with diabetes.
Find a Vaccine in Maryland
Vaccinations are available through hospitals, local health departments and pharmacies. You can find a location near you by using the tool at this link . If you are eligible to receive a vaccine, contact providers as indicated to schedule your appointment. Vaccinations are appointment-only.