Adults over 65 years-old are recommended:

a.   to get 1 dose of 13- valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and

b.   get a pneumonia 23-valent shot at least 1 year after the PCV13 shot.


Adults of any age who:

a.   have chronic illnesses such as asplenia, HIV infection, or chronic renal failure

b.   have cochlear implants

c.   are immunocompromised due to disease

d.   are being treated with chemotherapy or steroids

e.   have asthma

f.    smoke

g.   live in special environments or settings with increased risk of contracting pneumonia (certain Native Americans such as Alaska Natives, Navajo and Apache populations).