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.