Vaccines

Question 1 of 12

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Which of the following is true?

Select one of the following:

  • Immunocompromised patients respond better than healthy individuals to immunisation

  • Live-attenuated vaccines are made up of modified microorganisms

  • Inactivated vaccines induce a faster immune response than live-attenuated vaccines

  • All vaccines do not require cold chain storage

Question 2 of 12

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Which of the following statements are true regarding inactivated vaccines?

Select one of the following:

  • They have a high possibility of inducing the disease

  • They can only be manufacture from viruses

  • They often require multiple booster shots following the initial administration

  • They can be dangerous, and should be avoided in immunocompromised patients

Question 3 of 12

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Which group of the highest risk population lack immune protection from inactivated polysaccharide vaccines?

Select one of the following:

  • Pregnant and breast feed women

  • Child under the age of 18

  • Immunocompromised

  • Elderly over the age of 65 years old

Question 4 of 12

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A DNA vaccine can be

Select one of the following:

  • Produced by using chromosomal DNA derived from bacteria

  • Administered for clinical use in humans

  • A potential form of drug therapy when combined with other vaccines

  • Harmful and possibly cause virulence

Question 5 of 12

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The pivotal step in producing a live vaccine involves making the pathogen ___________?

Select one of the following:

  • Smaller

  • Stronger

  • Larger

  • Weaker

Question 6 of 12

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Which of the following is NOT a disadvantage of live attenuated vaccinations (LAVs)?

Select one of the following:

  • They are heat labile so must have adequate cold chain storage conditions, meaning they are not ideal for developing countries

  • It is contraindicated in immunodeficient individuals

  • Multiple booster vaccinations are required to achieve protective antibody levels

  • There is a rare possibility it can revert back to the virulent strain of the pathogen

Question 7 of 12

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Which of the following statements with regards to pharmacists' role in vaccination is INCORRECT?

Select one of the following:

  • Pharmacists are allowed to administer any vaccinations directly to the public

  • Pharmacists host vaccination services in collaboration with nurses or doctors administering vaccination

  • Pharmacists are responsible in dispensing, distributing vaccines and cold chain management

  • Pharmacists can deliver information such as recommending vaccines, appropriate timing of vaccination and its benefits to patients

Question 8 of 12

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Mrs Smith is the regular customer of your community pharmacy. She comes into your pharmacy with a prescription for Influvac (influenza) vaccine. She tells you that she is 3 months pregnant and asks your advice whether it is safe for her to take the vaccine. What would you tell her?

Select one of the following:

  • Ask her to go back to the doctor to change to another brand of Influenza vaccine because Influvac is not suitable for pregnant women

  • Dispense the vaccine and reassure her that influenza vaccine is safe for pregnant women

  • Hold on to the prescription because the influenza vaccine is not suitable for her

  • Tell her that the vaccine is not required for pregnant women and it may even bring harmful effects to the infant

Question 9 of 12

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Which of the following statements are correct?

Select one of the following:

  • Thiomersal contains a form of mercury known as methyl mercury

  • Ethyl mercury is cleared more quickly and is less likely to accumulate in the body

  • Thiomersal is dangerous and can cause serious neurological effects when exposed to young children

  • Thiomersal is used as an active ingredient in vaccines

Question 10 of 12

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Controversy regarding vaccination of children is that vaccines can cause children to be more prone to allergic reactions. The primary biological mechanism which fosters the belief that vaccines increase the risk of developing allergies is known as...?

Select one of the following:

  • They hygiene hypothesis

  • IgE suppressor pathway

  • The vaccine hypothesis

  • The allergy prone pathway

Question 11 of 12

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A now discredited paper which was published in the Lancet claimed which vaccine led to autism?

Select one of the following:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis

Question 12 of 12

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Which of the following regarding childhood immunisation is correct?

Select one of the following:

  • The first hepatitis vaccine is administered at 2 months of age

  • Prior chickenpox infection is a contraindication to chickenpox vaccination

  • Diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccine is administered at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 4 years and at 12-16 years

  • Hepatitis A vaccine is routinely administered in children at the age of 2 months, 4 months, 6 months

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