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What is a Pneumonia Vaccine?

Each year, an estimated 1 million people in the United States are hospitalized with pneumonia, and about 50,000 people die from the disease. Reduce your risk by getting your Pneumonia shot today.


  • There is no cost with most insurance plans
  • Available for those 18 years and older
  • New guidelines recommend two pneumonia shots for all adults 65 years and older and those with certain medical conditions


What is pneumococcal disease?

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by a virus or bacteria, specifically the bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. The same bacteria can also cause infections in the ears, the blood and the lining of the brain. Pneumonia symptoms include cough, fever, and difficulty breathing.


Who is at risk for pneumonia?


  • Adults 65 years or older
  • Children younger than 5 years old
  • People who have ongoing medical conditions
  • People who smoke cigarettes


Which Pneumonia vaccine should I receive?

There are two different pneumococcal vaccines that cover different strains or serotypes of Strep pneumoniae. The vaccines are referred to as PCV13 and PPSV23.



  • CDC recommends all adults 65 years or older get a shot of PPSV23
  • People two through 64 years old with certain medical conditions
  • Adults 19 through 64 who smoke cigarettes



  • CDC recommends adults 65 years or older get a shot of PCV13 if they have never received a dose AND have a:
    • Condition that weakens the immune system
    • Cerebrospinal fluid leak
    • Cochlear implant
  • Older adults who have never received a dose and do not have one of the conditions described above may also discuss vaccination with their primary care provider or Kinney Drugs pharmacist.
  • All children younger than two.
  • People two years or older with certain medical conditions

If you are recommended to or want to receive BOTH vaccines:

  • Get PCV13 first.  Talk to your primary care provider about when to come back to get your PPSV23.
  • If you've already received PPSV23, wait at least one year after that shot before you get PCV13.


Call or stop in today and talk with your Kinney pharmacist about getting your Pneumonia vaccine.


"Pneumonia Can Be Prevented—Vaccines Can Help" Centers for Disease Control and Prevention