Is your immunization knowledge up-to-date?
More pharmacists are providing vaccinations than ever. And as they become a bigger part of pharmacy life, it's important to know the best information available.
First, check out the recent peer-reviewed Drug Topics article “Immunizations Across the Adult Lifespan.” The article "reviews the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2017 Adult Immunization Recommendations to help pharmacists play an active role in improving immunization rates in their community."
So if you think you already know everything there is to know about vaccination, here's your chance to find out! Take this short quiz to find out if you're truly up-to-date, or if you just want to know where you might have some knowledge gaps. Answers to each question will be on the next page.
Answer to question 1: A. Administration
Answer to question 2: B. Assess
Answer to question 3: C. 60%
Answer to question 4: D. Vaccinefinder.org
Answer to question 5: A. CDC.gov
Answer to question 6: C. She should receive a dose of Tdap today
Answer to question 7: B. Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
Answer to question 8: B. Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
Answer to question 9: A. Addressing any concerns the patient has about vaccines
Answer to question 10: C. 60 years
Answer to question 11: C. Tdap
Answer to question 12: A. Freezer
How did you do? Anything surpising? Let us know in the comments below!