Influenza vaccination in individuals with diabetes mellitus (aged 18 years or older)
Individuals who received a seasonal influenza vaccination (numerator), among Individuals aged 18 years or older with diabetes (denominator)
Influenza (flu) is a common and contagious respiratory illness caused by a set of viruses that can result in serious complications or death . During influenza seasons, approximately 90% of influenza-related deaths occur in the elderly . A seasonal influenza vaccine is therefore recommended in Israel for the entire population (aged 6 months or older), with a special emphasis on several high-risk groups, including those with chronic conditions .
Individuals in the denominator who received a seasonal influenza vaccination (between September 1st and February 28th)
Individuals aged 18 years or older with diabetes (see "prevalence of diabetes" for definition)
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2013. “Seasonal Influenza: Flu Basics.” Last modified September 12. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm
 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine- Preventable Disease: Influenza. (Prevention UCfDCa ed., 13 edition. Washington, DC: Public Health Foundation; 2015.
 In Hebrew: 2017 ,“1999האגף לאפידמיולוגיה משרד הבריאות , “תדריך חיסונים . [Online]. Available: https://www.health.gov.il/UnitsOffice/HD/PH/epidemiology/td/docs/tadrich_Chisunim.pdf [Accessed: 12-June-2018]