The Ultimate Meningitis Vaccination Quiz
by Staff
Meningitis is a life-threatening condition that can lead to serious health complications, including brain damage. The good news is that meningitis is easily prevented by a simple and highly effective vaccination. Take this quiz and learn why you should have your children vaccinated for meningitis.

Your college aged child may require a:

  • flu vaccination
  • meningitis vaccination
  • both of the above

How many people die from meningitis each year in the United States?

  • 100 people
  • 300 people
  • 1,000 people

What is meningitis?

  • an infection of the spinal cord
  • an infection of the brain
  • both of the above

What percentage of meningitis cases occur in adolescence and young adulthood?

  • 10 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 50 percent

What is the recommended age for meningitis vaccination?

  • 5 to 6 years of age
  • 11 to 12 years of age
  • 15 to 16 years of age

How is meningitis spread from one person to another?

  • direct contact
  • coughing or sneezing
  • both of the above

You can contract meningitis by:

  • sharing a cigarette
  • intimate contact
  • both of the above

What are early warning signs of meningitis?

  • neck stiffness and high fever
  • vomiting, rash and severe headache
  • both of the above

Meningitis symptoms may be mistaken for:

  • a bad cold
  • a bad flu
  • a bad migraine

Left untreated, meningitis can lead to:

  • hearing loss and brain damage
  • kidney failure and limb amputation
  • both of the above