Health Minister urges diabetics to get COVID vaccine

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    Persons with diabetes are three times more likely to have serious complications from COVID-19 than persons without the NCD, according to the Health Minister.

    Mr Terrence Deyalsingh’s warning comes as he pleads with the known diabetic population, which is estimated to be between 182,000 to 280,000 persons, to get vaccinated.

    At today’s Health Ministry briefing, he noted that there is a false perception that such individuals should not get the shots.

    Minister Deyalsingh also issued a warning about the undiagnosed diabetic population and urged persons to know their health status.