Chris was diagnosed last December and received his flu shot before we left the hospital. We were told by the doctors that everyone in our household needs to get a flu shot every year because if Chris gets the flu, it could be very bad for him because he now has T1D. He did not get sick from it, but he hasn't gotten sick from the flu shot any year he received it. We're going today to the doctor so he and his sister can get their shots. We got ours last week.