Risk Factors

While some health and lifestyle factors may increase your risk for getting pneumococcal pneumonia, one of the primary risk factors in adults is age—due in large part to the natural, age-related decline of the immune system. Even if you are active and otherwise healthy, one of the most important things you should know is: If you’re 50 or over, you may be at increased risk.

Understand Your Risk

Answer these three questions to learn more about your risk.

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