A Vaccination and Screening Timeline

A checklist for each stage of life.




Children

4 months 
(first-dose vaccinations)

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Haemophilus influenza (Hib) 
  • Hepatitis B  (Hep B) 
  • Pneumococcal (PCV)
  • Rotavirus  (Rota)

(second-dose vaccinations)

  • Tdap
  • IPV
  • Hib
  • PCV
  • Hep B
  • Rota

6 months 
(third-dose vaccinations)

  • Tdap
  • IPV
  • Hib
  • PCV
  • Hep B
  • Rota

6-18 months 
(third-dose vaccinations)

  • IPV

12-15 months 

  • Measles-mumps-rubella 
  • (MMR-first dose)
  • Hib (fourth dose)
  • PCV  (fourth dose)
  • Varicella  zoster virus

15 months 
(fourth-dose vaccinations)

  • Tdap

4-6 years  

  • Tdap (fifth dose)
  • IPV (fourth dose)
  • MMR  (second dose)
  • Varicella

11 years and older 

  • Tdap (sixth dose)
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV 3 doses)
  • Meningococcal (MCV4)

 

Men

 — 18-39 —

  • Monthly self-exam of testicles, skin, mouth and breasts to check for abnormalities that may indicate cancer
  • Annual blood pressure check
  • Annual rectal exam to check for hemorrhoids, colon cancer and prostate cancer
  • Complete physical examination every three years
  • Blood test and urinalysis every three years to check for various conditions, such as cholesterol, diabetes, kidney dysfunction or thyroid dysfunction
  • TB skin test every five years
  • Tetanus booster every 10 years

— 40-49 —

  • Monthly self-exam of testicles, skin, mouth and breasts
  • Annual blood pressure check
  • Annual rectal exam 
  • Complete physical exam  every two years
  • Blood test and urinalysis every two yearsElectrocardiogram (EKG) every four years to screen for heart abnormalities
  • TB skin test every five years
  • Tetanus booster every 10 years

— 50 and older —

  • Monthly self-exam of testicles, skin, mouth and breasts
  • Annual physical exam
  • Annual blood pressure check
  • Annual rectal exam 
  • Annual fecal occult blood test for signs of colon cancer or polyps
  • Annual prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test to check for enlargement or signs of cancer
  • Blood test and urinalysis every two years
  • EKG every three years
  • TB skin test every five years
  • Tetanus booster every 10 years
  • Influenza
  • Pneumococcal (polysaccharide)

Women

 — 18-39 —

  • Monthly self-exam of breasts, skin and mouth to check for abnormalities that may indicate cancer
  • Annual blood pressure check
  • Annual rectal exam to screen for hemorrhoids, colon cancer and lower rectal problems
  • Pap test pelvic exam every one to three years
  • Complete physical exam every three years
  • Blood test and urinalysis every three years to screen for various conditions such as cholesterol, diabetes, kidney dysfunction or thyroid dysfunction
  • TB skin test every five years
  • Tetanus booster every 10 years
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

— 40-49 —

  • Monthly self-exam of breasts, skin and mouth
  • Annual blood pressure check 
  • Annual rectal exam
  • Mammogram every one to two years  to screen for breast cancer
  • Complete physical exam every two years
  • Blood test and urinalysis every two years
  • EKG every four years to screen for  heart abnormalities 
  • TB skin test every five years
  • Thyroid test every five years
  • Tetanus booster every 10 years
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

— 50 and older —

  • Monthly self-exam of breasts, skin and mouth
  • Annual blood pressure check ​
  • Annual rectal exam​
  • Annual fecal occult blood test to screen for signs of colon cancer or polyps​
  • Annual physical exam​
  • Annual blood test and urinalysis​
  • Mammogram every one to two years ​
  • EKG every three years​
  • TB skin test every five years​
  • Thyroid test every five years​
  • Tetanus booster every 10 years​
  • Influenza
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