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 monthB. 2 monthsC. 6 weeksD. 3 months
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 cellular 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 previous anaphylactic reaction (serious allergic reaction) to DTaP vaccineC. The child had encephalopathy after a vaccination when no other cause was apparentD. All of the above
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: How vaccines prevent disease, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/howvpd.htm
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/
Online Source: Ask the experts, Immunization Action Coalitionhttp://www.immunize.org/askexperts/experts_per.asp
Author: Skurchak, Gina
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Online Medical Reviewer: Turley, Ray, BSN, MSN
Date Last Reviewed: 6/25/2014