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Vaccines Trivia

Quiz Questions

  1. The MMR vaccine protects your child against which three infections?
  2. What remains the only human disease to be eradicated through vaccination?
  3. What is the term for additional injections administered to extend the immunity provided by previous vaccinations?
  4. The varicella vaccine protects against which infectious disease?

  5. What is the term for a substance added to vaccines to increase the body's immune response?
  6. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has changed its name to what?
  7. In 1796, Edward Jenner demonstrated that an infection with which relatively mild virus gave immunity against the deadly smallpox virus?
  8. Medical researcher Albert Sabin is best known for developing an oral vaccine for which infectious disease?
  9. Which French scientist developed the first rabies vaccination in 1885?
  10. Which well-known vaccine for tuberculosis is commonly referred to by a three-letter acronym?
  11. The primary goal of pertussis vaccination is to prevent what?
  12. True or false? An annual flu vaccine was first offered to those in certain clinical risk groups in England in the late 1970s?
  13. Which pharmaceutical and biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, developed a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020?
  14. Which American virologist if famous for developng one of the first successful polio vaccines?
  15. What event of the early 20th-century made finding an influenza vaccine a US military priority?
  16. Who is often considered the "father of immunology" for his work in developing the concept of vaccination?


  1. Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)
  2. Smallpox
  3. Boosters
  4. Chickenpox
  5. Adjuvants
  6. Comirnaty
  7. Cowpox virus
  8. Polio
  9. Louis Pasteur (and Emile Roux is also a correct answer)
  10. BCG
  11. Whooping cough
  12. FALSE. (It was the late 1960s)
  13. Moderna
  14. Jonas Salk
  15. The Spanish Flu pandemic
  16. Edward Jenner