According to the World Health Organization (WHO), pneumonia is responsible for 15% of all deaths in children under the age of 5. But, it doesn’t mean that this condition leaves adults unscathed. In fact, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) mentioned that the risk of severe illness and death due to pneumococcal diseases is greatest among older adults. The good news is, pneumonia vaccines prevent severe illnesses, complications, and hospitalizations. They also decrease mortality. Here’s what you need to know about pneumonia vaccine shots in the Philippines.