I have very severe COPD and have never gotten a pnemonia shot before. i did get my influenza vaccine though. I live in the south and am wondering if i should let this years pnemonia shot go since we only have 6 weeks of winter left here. I read the side effects and they scare me. I just don't want to get sick. if I have a bad reaction to the vaccine I live alone and it won't be good. I do understand that if I caught pnemonia that would be even worse, I am just scared.