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Pneumonia Vaccine

Once at age 65 or over; and once again if first shot was received prior to age 65 and if 5 or more years have elapsed; children under 2 years beginning at 2 months and children between 2 and 5 years who are at high risk.

CDC information on Pneumonia



Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Annually for at-risk groups which includes persons aged 65 years or older; healthy children 6-23 months of age; their household contacts and caregivers; extended care and nursing home residents; adults and children with chronic heart and lung conditions, including asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, weakened immune systems, HIV/AIDS patients; children and teens on long-term aspirin therapy; pregnant women; and household members of people in at-risk groups. CDC information on Influenza

Tetanus - Diphtheria Vaccine for adults; Diptheria-Tetanus -Pertussis Vaccine for children

Children should receive 5 doses of DTaP between 2 months and six years; a booster of Tetanus-Diptheria (Td) is recommended at 11-12 years and then every 10 years throughout adulthood. CDC Information on Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis
Children and Adolescent Vaccines All children without contraindications should receive the following vaccines in accordance with regular schedules: Hepatitis B, Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus influenza type B, Inactivated Poliovirus, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis A, Influenza CDC schedule of childhood immunizations
Cancer Screening
Mammogram Women 40 years and older every one to two years CDC Breast Cancer and Mammography information
Colon Cancer Screening Screening every year for all adults aged 50 or older
CDC Colon Cancer information
Pap Test Annually for women who are sexually active. Cervical Cancer information
Cardiovascular Screening
Blood Pressure All adults age 18 years or older should be screened for high blood pressure. High blood pressure information
Cholesterol Screening includes the measurement of Total Cholesterol (TC) and High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL-C) for all men aged 35 years and older and all women aged 45 years and older, younger adults 20 years and older with other risk factors of coronary heart disease. Cholesterol and heart disease information

Recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force; the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

The prevention and detection tools listed here are recommended for healthy people. However, people with chronic illness, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, or a weakened immune system, may require screening at more frequent intervals. Talk with your doctor to determine what is recommended for you.

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