MOSCOW, 8 Feb – RIA Novosti. Patients with diabetes mellitus are advised to be vaccinated against COVID-19, if there are no other contraindications, Natalya Mokrysheva, director of the National Medical Research Center of Endocrinology of the Russian Ministry of Health, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told RIA Novosti.
The Federal State Budgetary Institution of National Medical Research Center of Endocrinology of the Russian Ministry of Health recommends vaccination against COVID-19 for patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus, with other, more rare types of diabetes (except gestational diabetes), in compliance with contraindications and precautionary rules, “Mokrysheva said.
She noted that vaccination against COVID-19 is given to patients who do not have medical contraindications, which include hypersensitivity to any component of a vaccine or a vaccine containing similar components, severe allergic reactions, severe post-vaccination complications due to the introduction of the first component of the vaccine, acute infectious and non-communicable diseases, exacerbation of chronic diseases, pregnancy and the period of breastfeeding, age up to 18 years.
Additional contraindications for vaccination of patients with diabetes mellitus are acute complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, lactic acidosis, severe hypoglycemia, Mokrysheva explained.
She stressed that the decision to vaccinate is taken by the doctor after a general examination of the patient.