Take the Infant Immunization Quiz
Test your knowledge of vaccinations against a variety of diseases
that can affect your child. This quiz is based on information from the CDC.
2. Which vaccine is given soon after birth?
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The CDC recommends that this vaccine be given at birth and a second dose at age 1 to 2 months; please discuss with your child's health care provider to see whether a possible third dose is needed at age 6 months. This vaccine is
especially important for infants who spend time in day-care centers or if the mother is hepatitis
B positive, in which case the newborn is given both hepatitis B immune globulin and hepatitis B vaccine.
meningitis strikes most often between ages 2 months and 2 years. Which vaccine
will help prevent one common type of meningitis?
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Hib vaccine prevents Haemophilus influenzae, type B infections, which can cause meningitis, pneumonia, and epiglottitis. The number of Hib meningitis cases have dropped dramatically since the vaccine was introduced. A meningococcal meningitis vaccine is also available, starting at age 11 or 12, to protect against another kind of meningitis.