Pneumonia Vaccine: 10 Facts Everyone Should Know


Pneumonia is an infection (bacterial or viral) that causes irritation or inflammation in the lung’s air sacs. Everyone is expected to get a pneumonia shot at least once in their life. According to research, the type of shot you get depends on certain factors, like your health status and age.

Pneumonia can be divided into two types; bacterial and viral. According to the American Lung Association, bacteria is the more common type and it is usually accompanied by severe sickness. Pneumonia is more common in children and older adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did research and discovered that people older than 65 years are more likely to get a serious illness or death from pneumonia.

This article will discuss everything you need to know about pneumonia and the pneumonia vaccine.