Pediatric Immunizations: Immunization Schedule and Recommendations

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1. Which of the following is a contraindication to receiving the rotavirus vaccine?

  a. Currently taking antibiotics

  b. Cough and congestion

  c. History of intussusception

  d. Patient age of 4 months


2. A reaction to a vaccination should be reported to which agency:

  a. AAP

  b. VAERS

  c. CDC

  d. ACIP


3. Which of the following is a live vaccine?

  a. MMR

  b. DTap

  c. Tdap

  d. Hep B


4. A mother does not want to give her two-month old son his vaccinations because she is worried about him developing autism. The nurse’s best response would be:

  a. “That is your choice. If you aren’t planning on travelling out of the country, then you won’t have to worry about him being exposed to these diseases.”

  b. “Maybe you should consider an alternative vaccination schedule that would allow you to spread out his vaccines over a longer period of time.”

  c. “These diseases still exist in the world, and his risks associated with him contracting one of these diseases are much worse than the risks of the vaccination.”

  d. None of the above


5. The components of the ProQuad® vaccination are:

  a. DTaP, IPV, HepB

  b. DTaP, IPV, Hib

  c. Hib, HepB

  d. MMR, Varicella


6. A nurse is preparing to give several vaccinations to a 5-year-old boy. Which of the following is appropriate?

  a. Tell the child to relax because “it isn’t going to hurt at all.”

  b. Ask the parents to step out of the room since their presence will probably make the child less cooperative.

  c. Have the child lie down and close his eyes.

  d. Explain that “this shot will give your body extra strength and protection against getting sick.”


7. Which is the correct location for giving an intramuscular injection to a 12-month old child?

  a. Anterolateral thigh

  b. Gluteal muscle

  c. Deltoid

  d. None of the above


8. An 11-year old girl receives her first dose of the Meningococcal vaccine. Her nurse informs her mother that a booster for the vaccine should be given:

  a. In one month

  b. At age 16

  c. At age 18

  d. No booster is needed for this vaccination.


9. Which of the following statements indicates that a father understands proper home care for his 4-month old following routine immunizations?

  a. “I will give my baby Motrin to help with the discomfort.”

  b. “A warm bath will help my baby feel better.”

  c. “If my baby is more drowsy than normal, I should be concerned.”

  d. “Redness at the injection site means my baby is having a reaction to the vaccine.”


10. The recommended age to begin receiving the influenza vaccination is after:

  a. 2 months

  b. 6 months

  c. 1 year

  d. 2 years