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

Printable Childhood Immunization Schedule






Menjugate Varicella MMRV Adacel-Polio Adacel    
 2 mths




 4 mths




 6 mths




 12 mths




 15 mths





 18 mths





 4-6yrs              X  X
  >6 yrs            **  
14-16 yrs X

* For High Risk Infants
** For Children that have had only 1 dose of Varicella previously

Pediacel: Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio and Hemophyllis Influenza combined
MMR: Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Prevnar13: Pneumococcus
Varicella: Chicken Pox
Menjugate: Meningococcus
Rotarix:  Rotavirus
MMRV: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella
Adacel-Polio: Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio
Adacel: Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus

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

Menactra (quadravalent Meningococcal A, C, Y, and W) is recommended for children >2, booster at age 16
Bexsero (Meningococcal B)(currently not an OHIP covered immunization)
Prevnar13 is recommended for children age 2-5 that did not previously receive it

Immunizations Given By Public Health in schools:

Grade 7 – Hepatitis B, 2 doses
Grade 8 – Gardasil HPV vaccine, 2 doses
Menactra (quadravalent Meningococcal A, C, Y, and W), 1 dose

More information regarding individual vaccines here.