Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Immunization Quiz - 1/03

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January 2003
American College of Emergency Physicians Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine 

Ilene A. Claudius, MD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Professor, USC Keck School of Medicine

Revised June 2011 

Larry B. Mellick, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia

  1. Where can the most current immunization schedules be found?

  2. Tetanus Immune Globulin (TIG) is recommended for patients with less than 3 tetanus immunizations. For most normally immunized children, by what age is that?

            a. 2 months

            b. 4 months

            c.  6 months

            d. 15 months

            e.  5 years


    3. For a non-tetanus prone wound, at what age is a tetanus booster needed for a normally immunized child?


    1. 5 years
    2. 8 yrs
    3. 12 yrs
    4. 14 yrs
    5. Pre-college

     4.    When considering the cause of diarrhea in your 2-month-old patient, what is the youngest age that rotavirus vaccination is given?


     5.     When does the fever associated with the MMR vaccine typically appear?


     6.     What additional side effect is noted particularly in teenage females from the MMR vaccine?


            a. Arthritis/arthralgia

            b. Muscle hematoma

            c. Diarrhea

            d. Vesicular rash

            e. Decreased OCP effectiveness


        7.     Which aged children can receive the flu vaccine?


        8.    Can you get varicella after vaccination? Yes or No.


        9.     Can children who have received RSV prophylaxis still develop RSV bronchiolitis? Yes or No.


        10.     Should blood cultures be drawn on well-appearing febrile children immunized with Prevnar?

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