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Mini-Quiz: Pneumonia Vaccine to Prevent Disease

by Ron Kurtus (24 January 2008)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What is the best way to guard against getting pneumonia?

Do not put your fingers in your nose

Get a pneumonia vaccination

There is no way to protect yourself from the disease

2. Why are senior citizens strongly advised to get the vaccination?

Medicare pays for it, so it is getting something for nothing

It will keep them out of the nursing home

Their resistance is weaker and thus most who die from the disease are over 65

3. What is a common side effect of the pneumonia vaccination?

A sore arm where the shot was given

A mild case of pneumonia

A reduced immune system

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in being Healthy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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