Flu vaccinations began this week across much of the CCAA. As far as diabetics are concerned, although they are one of the risk groups identified by the Ministry of Health, Only 45.5% of the nearly 6 million people affected by the disease in our country have been vaccinated fight this infectious disease.
In addition, for diabetic patients, influenza Serious complications may result, such as Insulin resistance, blood sugar decompensation, and even pneumonia and hospitalization can be easily prevented through vaccination. Well, to alleviate this situation, experts believe it is necessary Improve information about vaccination on the Internet to eliminate vaccine hesitancy, especially among people with chronic conditions.
“People with this condition are six times more likely to be hospitalized with the flu; and seven times more likely to develop pneumonia,” Fede said. “In addition, we have just experienced the beneficial effects of vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why At FEDE, we continue to reaffirm our commitment to recommending that people with diabetes receive vaccinations against infectious diseases.”
Therefore, for people with diabetes and other high-risk groups, vaccination against such diseases is crucial to maintain their health and quality of life as individuals in society.
Protection, security and artificial intelligence
In this context, the Spanish Diabetes Federation (FEDE), within the framework of its “Immunization 2023” campaign, convened an online conference on “Vaccine retention and diabetes”, which was also attended by conference coordinator Carlos Mateos. #SaludSinBulos Institute and the promoters of the initiative ‘Confidence in vaccination’He commented: “The goal of the project is to promote vaccine dissemination with the support of health professionals, creating useful, quality and effective information for patients; in addition to being essential, the information campaign is specifically targeted at patients with chronic diseases.”
This is an awareness and information initiative through which information resources on the benefits of the vaccine will be shared on social networks to people with diabetes and those around them. In turn, this is a way to remove the stigma around talking about health online.
The Spanish Diabetes Federation (FEDE) also used the event to present an infographic “How to overcome vaccine hesitancy in people with diabetes?“, The campaign is developed in partnership with the #SaludSinBulos Institute, where patients, scientific associations and communication professionals can find useful advice on building effective and high-quality messages about vaccination, especially for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Finally, regarding the proposed measures, Carlos Mateos stressed that “in addition to using artificial intelligence to target hoaxes about vaccines, emphasizing the protection and safety offered by vaccines is also key to making information in this field more effective.”
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