Cigarette smokers will be the next group of people targeted for getting the pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23)

Cigarette smokers will be the next group of people targeted for getting the pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23).

The "pneumonia shot" protects against a common cause of serious pneumonia. It's already recommended for adults 65 and older...and those with certain chronic illnesses.

Now the CDC is considering it for all smokers over 18.

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