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How Much Do You Know About the Pneumonia Vaccine?

Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that is more common in older adults, infants, young children, and some people with chronic health problems. Two vaccines offer protection against pneumococcal pneumonia. Find out more about pneumonia and the vaccines by taking this quiz, based on information from the CDC.

1. Pneumonia can be caused by viruses or bacteria.
2. You should get pneumonia vaccines every year, just as you do for the flu.
3. If you've already had pneumonia, you don't need to get a vaccine.
4. Only people older than 65 should get these vaccines.
5. The pneumonia shots can't cause pneumonia.
6. People 65 and older are more likely to get pneumococcal pneumonia.
7. A common sign of pneumonia is having trouble breathing.

Medical Reviewers:

  • Blaivas, Allen J, DO
  • Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
  • Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC