Children's Health and Wellness

Take the Infant Immunization Quiz

Test your knowledge of vaccinations against a variety of diseases that can affect your child. This quiz is based on information from the CDC.

1. A pregnant woman passes antibodies to her unborn baby through the placenta to protect against certain diseases. About how long does this natural immunity last after birth?
A. 1 yearB. 2 yearsC. 5 yearsD. None of the above
2. Which vaccine is given soon after birth?
A. PolioB. Hepatitis BC. Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)D. Varicella
3. Bacterial meningitis strikes infants more often than any other age group. Which vaccine will help prevent one previously common type of meningitis?
A. TetanusB. HibC. HIVD. Varicella
4. What type of reaction commonly occurs after the diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine?
A. Swelling and tenderness at the injection siteB. Fever up to 103 degreesC. Continual cryingD. Limp, listless behavior
5. When should an infant not be given a DTaP vaccine?
A. The child has a moderate or serious illness with or without feverB. The child had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction) to the DTaP vaccine given in the pastC. The child had encephalopathy after a vaccine when no other cause was apparentD. B or C
6. In the combined DTP immunization used in the past, which of the three vaccine components reportedly caused severe reactions?
A. DiphtheriaB. PertussisC. TetanusD. All three when given together
Print Source: Created for Wellness Library/April 2005
Online Source: Bacterial meningitis, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/bacterial.html
Online Source: Infant immunizations FAQs, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/parent-questions.html
Online Source: DTaP vaccine side effects, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/side-effects.htm#dtap
Online Source: Hib vaccination, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/hib/
Author: Skurchak, Gina
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lentnek, Arnold, MD, FACP
Date Last Reviewed: 11/1/2016