• Pneumococcal
  • Recommendations for Adults

Does a patient younger than age 65 years who smokes marijuana regularly, but doesn’t smoke cigarettes, need to receive pneumococcal vaccination?

No. ACIP does not designate people who smoke marijuana, but not cigarettes, as being in a risk group for vaccination. ACIP has not been presented evidence of an increased risk of pneumococcal disease among regular marijuana smokers.

Last reviewed: April 5, 2024

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