The RSSDI 2020 recommends vaccination in diabetic patients to prevent pneumococcal diseases.1
PCV13 and PPSV23 vaccines are recommended for pneumococcal vaccination.
PCV13 is recommended for adults aged ≥50 years followed by a dose of PPSV23 at least 1 year later (and at least 5 years after their previous PPSV23 dose) depending on the clinical judgment of the physician1
PCV13 must be considered as an important step for vaccinating older diabetic patients who are aged >50 years1
PPSV23 may be offered to immunocompromised patients with diabetes for additional coverage after PCV13
Repeated vaccination with PPSV23 must be avoided to prevent hyporesponsiveness
PCV13, 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; PPSV23, 23-valent pneumococcal plain polysaccharide vaccine; RSSDI, Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India.
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