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Adult Vaccination

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Quiz: Do You Understand Adult Vaccination?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Adult immunization rates are actually under-immunized and under-utilized.

Explanation:
Adult immunization rates are actually under-immunized and under-utilized. Some of the diseases that doctors vaccinate against have no cure or treatment, so it’s important to keep adult immunizations up to date.
2

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a vaccine for children, not adults.

Explanation:
Examples of vaccinations that adults may need include hepatitis B, flu, shingles, tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria.
3

Pneumococcal pneumonia is a bacterial infection that can be dangerous.

Explanation:
The pneumococcal vaccine is important for at-risk adults. Pneumococcal pneumonia is a bacterial infection, and very similarly to a cough, cold or flu, it can be spread via airborne droplets when someone coughs or sneezes. If you have a pneumococcal infection, invasive pneumococcal disease is a concern, which occurs when the infection goes into your bloodstream and causes a bacteremia or bloodborne infection. It can even enter the nervous system and cause meningitis.
4

There are other vaccines that your primary healthcare provider may recommend depending on your age, sex, risk factors and current health.

Explanation:
There are other vaccines that your primary healthcare provider may recommend depending on your age, sex, risk factors and current health. These include HPV (human papillomavirus), chickenpox (varicella), measles and mumps.
5

You may need travel vaccines against certain illnesses if you're travelling within Canada.

Explanation:
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it’s important to make sure your immunizations are up-to-date. If you’re travelling outside Canada, you may need travel vaccines against certain illnesses.