Quiz: How well do you know the COVID-19 vaccine?


Courtesy of U.S. Secretary of Defense

There are currently two approved COVID-19 vaccines. How much do you know about them?


You know a lot about the vaccine! Find reliable vaccine information from the CDC.

Find reliable vaccine information from the CDC.

#1. You can get sick with COVID-19 from the COVID-19 vaccine.

False. The COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

#2. Which of the following are common side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

Select all that apply:

Fever and Headache. Other common side effects include pain and swelling on the arm, chills and tiredness.

#3. How old do you have to be in order to receive the Pfizer vaccine?

 At least 16 years old. Pfizer’s vaccine is for ages 16 and up. Moderna’s vaccine for ages 18 and up.

#4. The COVID-19 vaccine can cause fertility problems or birth defects.

 False. There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause any problems with pregnancy or infertility.

#5. Someone who is vaccinated can still spread COVID-19.

True. Someone who is vaccinated can still spread COVID-19, so continue wearing masks and social distancing.

#6. How many shots of the COVID-19 vaccine are needed?

2 shots of the COVID-19 vaccine are needed for both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine.

#7. Who does the CDC recommend get the vaccine in Phase 1b of distribution?

Frontline essential workers and people over the age of 75 are recommended by the CDC to get vaccinated in phase 1b.

#8. What should everyone (vaccinated or not) do to reduce the spread of COVID-19?

All of the above. Everyone should continue to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth, stay at least 6 feet away from others, frequently wash their hands, avoid poorly ventilated spaces and crowds per CDC recommendations.