Preventive Care

Regular screening tests can significantly cut the risks of disease…. Speak to your family doctor about which preventive services are right for you.

Suggested schedules for preventive services:

Mammograms every 1-2 years for women ages 50-74.

Colorectal Screening by either Fecal Occult Blood Testing every 1-2 years or by Colonoscopy every 5 years for people ages 50-74.

Pap smears every 3 years for women ages 21-70.

Influenza Vaccines yearly for all patients

Visits with diabetics every 3-6 months to prevent complications of diabetes.

Childhood Immunizations completed by 30 months of age. See here for a complete schedule of recommended childhood immunizations.

Childhood Immunization Schedule

Pediacel (DPTP-Hib):    Diptheria, Polio, Tetanus, Petussis (Whooping Cough) and Hemophyllis Influenza type B
Prevnar 13:                    Provides protection against meningitis, pneumonia and blood infections caused by Pneumococcus
Rotateq:                         Rotavirus vaccination is for prevention of gastroenteritis (stomach virus)
MMR:                              Measles, Mumps, Rubella
MMRV:                            Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella
Menjugate:                    Meningococcal C Conugate provides protection against meningitis caused by Meningococcus type C
Varivax:                          Varicella (Chicken Pox vaccine)
Adacel Polio:                 Diptheria, Polio, Tetanus, Petussis (Whooping Cough)

There are additional vaccinations recommended that are NOT covered currently by the OHIP schedule but are covered by some drug plans.

Meningococcal B vaccine – Protection against meningitis caused by Meningococcus type B
Bexsero (DIN#02417030) for infants and older
Trumenba (DIN# 02468751) – age 10-25yo, better coverage than Bexsero

Quadrivalent Meningococcal vaccine – Protection against meningitis caused by Meningococcus type A, C, Y, W135
– Menveo: (DIN#02347393) cost (recently not available)
– Nimenrix: (DIN# 02402904)

More information regarding individual vaccines here.