Vaccine Vocabulary Quiz 🤔

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the words covered on the page about vaccine terminology in our Vocabulary section.

1. Since I'm left-handed the nurse offered to _______ me in my right arm.

inject
infect
syringe
a) inject b) infect c) syringe

2. Which is a vaccine-preventable disease?

polio
obesity
starvation
a) polio b) obesity c) starvation

3. If you are vaccinated for a particular disease and then get that disease, you are

a breakthrough case
a coincidental case
an accidental case
a) breakthrough case b) coincidental case c) accidental case

4. You'll need two _______ of this vaccine, one today and another next month.

vials
doses
syringes
a) vials b) doses c) syringes

5. Which could be a side effect after vaccination?

a headache
a broken leg
a hospital bill
a) a headache b) a broken leg c) a hospital bill

6. Short-term passive immunity can be created in a person through

infection
vaccination
breastfeeding
a) infection b) vaccination c) breastfeeding

7. Healthy people are protected from most diseases by their

antigens
blood group
immune system
a) antigens b) blood group c) immune system

8. Vaccine _______ is how well a vaccine performs in clinical trials.

safety
efficacy
effectiveness
a) safety b) efficacy c) effectiveness

9. A vaccine creates _______ against a particular disease.

passive immunity
active immunity
both
a) passibe immunity b) active immunity c) both

10. Vaccine development and clinical trials typically take

5-15 weeks
5-15 months
5-15 years
a) 5-15 weeks b) 5-15 months c) 5-15 years

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Contributor: Josef Essberger