Smokers for starters
The latest group of people that have been targeted are smokers, because they catch pneumonias more often.
The other large group of patients to receive Pneumovax
are those 65 and over. Those younger with diseases such as diabetes
, chronic liver conditions, cardiac disease, and neoplasms
, or those without a spleen, need one, as well as a 2nd shot, at least 5 years later, at age 65 plus.