The Ultimate Flu Vaccination Quiz
by Staff
To get or not to get the flu shot? Even if you are healthy as a horse, you may still be strongly encouraged to get the flu shot. There are also a variety of health related reasons why someone should get a flu vaccination. Take this quiz and learn all about protecting you and your family from the flu.

Healthy people over the age of _____ can receive the flu shot.

  • three months
  • six months
  • one year

How long does it take for the flu vaccine to begin working?

  • one week
  • two weeks
  • one month

What is a common myth about the flu shot?

  • It can cause you to get the flu.
  • It can lead to cancer.
  • It can cause autism.

Adults and children with certain health conditions are strongly recommended to get the flu shot. What are they?

  • chronic lung and heart problems
  • chronic metabolic diseases
  • both of the above

Certain groups of healthy adults are strongly recommended to get the flu shot. These groups include:

  • people over 50 and pregnant women in their second and third trimester
  • health care providers and college students
  • both of the above

What are the possible side effects of the flu shot?

  • low grade fever
  • tenderness around the vaccination spot
  • both of the above

Who should consult their doctor before getting a flu shot?

  • People who are allergic to eggs.
  • People who have cancer.
  • People who have a family history of autism.

How does medication help prevent against contracting the flu?

  • It reduces the effectiveness of the virus.
  • It improves your resistance to the virus.
  • both of the above

What may replace flu shots in the future?

  • nasal spray flu vaccine
  • lotion flu vaccine
  • oral flu vaccine

How does the flu vaccine protect me from getting the flu?

  • It boosts your immune system.
  • It makes flu antibodies.
  • both of the above

Children should receive:

  • mercury-free vaccines
  • a half dose of the flu vaccine
  • both of the above

The flu shot prevents the flu in ______ of healthy people.

  • 50 to 60 percent
  • 60 to 70 percent
  • 70 to 90 percent

People who receive the nasal spray flu vaccine:

  • take 13 to 28 percent fewer sick days
  • experience 23 to 27 percent fewer days of illness
  • both of the above

Where can you get a flu shot in the United States?

  • healthcare providers and health departments
  • private settings, pharmacies and workplaces
  • both of the above

Nasal spray vaccine has been effective with:

  • vaccinating against hepatitis in mice
  • vaccinating against meningitis in humans
  • both of the above