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Quiz Yourself: Adult Immunizations

Find out what you know about getting immunized by taking this quiz.

1. You should get a tetanus and diphtheria booster every 15 years.
2. If you got the primary polio vaccine series as a child, you don't need any follow-up boosters.
3. Vaccines can prevent all types of pneumonia.
4. An annual flu shot should be given to most people age 6 months or older.
5. The best time to get a flu shot is December or January, when flu season starts.
6. If you live or work in, or travel to countries where hepatitis A is common, you should get the hepatitis A vaccine.
7. If you are planning to become pregnant, you may need the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
8. You're more likely to be exposed to infectious diseases if you travel to developing countries.
9. Only children need to have the chickenpox vaccine.
Online Medical Reviewer: Holloway, Beth, RN, MEd
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Online Medical Reviewer: Turley, Ray, BSN, MSN
Date Last Reviewed: 8/27/2014
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