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Take the Teen Vaccine Quiz

Thanks to vaccines, most U.S. children are protected against serious diseases such as measles, mumps, diphtheria, polio, and chickenpox. But what happens to that protection when a child becomes a teen? A teen who missed a vaccine or booster as a child may need to be immunized. Learn more about which vaccines teens need by taking this quiz.

1. Who decides what vaccines children, teens, and adults need and when they should get them?
2. When should a teen get a booster for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis?
3. The childhood Hib meningitis vaccine protects against all types of meningitis.
4. One type of meningitis sometimes infects teens and young adults who live in close contact with one another. Which type of meningitis is it?
5. When do teens need a vaccine for chickenpox?
6. When do teens need a hepatitis A vaccine if they missed the vaccine as a child?
7. Teens need the hepatitis B vaccine if:
8. Because teens are young and healthy, they don't need a yearly flu shot.
9. How are vaccines given?
10. Teens starting high school must have had a second vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Why?
11. Boys and girls must have the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine before age 12.
Online Medical Reviewer: Sather, Rita, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Watson, L Renee, MSN, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Zingman, Barry S, MD
Date Last Reviewed: 9/2/2022
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