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Risk for hospitalization with pneumococcal pneumonia increases with age.

The immune system weakens due to aging, making
it harder to fight off infections like pneumococcal
pneumonia. Even if you're healthy.

*Greater risk compared to adults 18-49.

If you’re older or you’re living with certain chronic
health conditions, your risk is increased.

chronic health condition chart

What does my health have to do with my risk?

Adults living with certain chronic health conditions are also at higher risk, even those as young as 19.
This includes those who are taking medicines that suppress the immune system. For example, some
medicines that treat psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis,
among others.

Health conditions and age can increase risk. Choose a topic to learn more.

People living with asthma are at higher risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, compared to healthy adults in the same age range.



People living with chronic lung disease are at higher risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, compared to healthy adults in the same age range.



People living with chronic heart disease are at higher risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, compared to healthy adults in the same age range.



People living with diabetes are at higher risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, compared to healthy adults in the same age range.



People taking immunosuppressive medicines are at higher risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, compared to healthy adults in the same age range. This includes some medicines that treat psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis, among others.

People living with certain malignant cancers are at greater risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, compared to healthy adults in the same age range.



People living with chronic renal failure are at higher risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, compared to healthy adults in the same age range.





People living with a non-functioning spleen (asplenia) are at higher risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, compared to healthy adults in the same age range.



People living with HIV are at higher risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, compared to healthy adults in the same age range.



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What is your age?

Do you have any chronic health conditions?

Certain conditions may put you at higher risk for pneumococcal pneumonia. Even if they're under control. The medicines you take may also affect your risk.

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Smoking can also put you at risk.

Smoking damages lung tissue, making lungs more vulnerable to the bacteria that cause pneumococcal pneumonia.

Your risk assessment results for pneumococcal pneumonia.


Taking a medicine that suppresses your immune system may further increase your risk. You may have a greater risk for pneumococcal pneumonia than adults in the same age range who don’t take this type of medicine.

Smoking damages lung tissue, making lungs more vulnerable to the bacteria that cause pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Your risk assessment results for pneumococcal pneumonia.

I am 19-34.
I am not taking a medicine that suppresses my immune system.
I am not a smoker.


You’re between 19 and 34 years old. Based on age alone, you may not be at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia right now, but the truth is your risk actually increases as you age.


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