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This year went by in a whirl of activity! How much do you remember? Test yourself by answering these trivia questions from topics covered during 2021 in the Vaccine Update newsletter. Missed an article or not remembering? Each answer includes a link to the relevant information.
Q 1. Which of these are evidence-based concerns related to reproductive health and COVID-19 vaccination?
- Timing of vaccination related to menstrual cycle
- Decreased fertility after COVID-19 vaccination
- Delay of COVID-19 vaccination while pregnant
- Temporary stoppage of breastfeeding around the time of COVID-19 vaccination
- None of these
The answer is “E. None of these.” Public concerns related to reproductive health and COVID-19 vaccination, and the data related to each, were discussed in the May 2021 “News and Views” article, guest authored by Dr. Barbara Kuter.
Q 2. Which of these are reasons that influenza vaccine is critical during the 2021-2022 influenza season?
- Factors contributing to decreased levels of influenza during the previous influenza season are not yet completely understood
- Lower levels of influenza likely resulted in waning immunity among individuals and populations
- How SARS-CoV-2 and influenza will interact when co-circulating remains to be determined
- All of these
- A and B only
- B and C only
- A and C only
The answer is “D. All of these.” WHO data from the previous influenza season, factors related to the 2021-2022 season, and vaccine-related information from the CDC were discussed in the July 2021 “News and Views” article.
Q 3. Which of the following were found to be effective against COVID-19?
- Vitamin D3
- Interferon beta-1a
- None of these
The answer is “D. None of these.” Dr. Offit described studies related to each of these in the “In the Journals” section of the Vaccine Update during 2021:
- Hydroxychloroquine, January 2021 issue
- Vitamin D3, June 2021 issue
- Interferon beta-1a, March 2021 issue
Q 4. Which of these are NOT included in Vaxelis™?
- Hepatitis B
- Haemophilus influenzae type b
The answer is “A. Varicella.” In her premiere “Technically Speaking” column (July 2021), Dr. Humiston wrote about scheduling, coding and billing, interchangeability, contraindications and more related to this new combination vaccine.
Q 5. Which of the following resources did the VEC create to aid in addressing COVID-19?
- Talking about Vaccines with Dr. Paul Offit: COVID-19
- Talking about Vaccines with Dr. Hank Bernstein
- My COVID-19 Vaccine Experience
- Perspective on COVID-19 and Kids
- How COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work
- How COVID-19 Viral Vector Vaccines Work
- COVID-19: The Disease vs. the Vaccine
- Rare, but Severe, Side Effects Following COVID-19 Vaccination
- COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Should Know
- All of these
The answer is “K. All of these.” If you are not familiar with any of these items, please take the opportunity to check them out today:
- Talking about Vaccines with Dr. Paul Offit: COVID-19 (video series)
- Talking about Vaccines with Dr. Hank Bernstein (video series)
- My COVID-19 Vaccine Experience (video series)
- Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids (video series)
- COVIDVaccineAnswers.org (webpage)
- How COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work (animation) — Available with English, Greek and French subtitles
- How COVID-19 Viral Vector Vaccines Work (animation) — Available with English, Greek and French subtitles
- COVID-19: The Disease vs the Vaccine (infographic)
- Rare, but Severe, Side Effects Following COVID-19 Vaccination (infographic)
- COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Should Know (PDF) — Also available in Spanish and Japanese
To review the complete year of Vaccine Update articles, check out the “Vaccine Update Newsletter” page.
Enjoy a safe and (hopefully) rest-filled holiday, and we look forward to keeping you up to date about “all things vaccines” in 2022!
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