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Vaccination and Screening Timeline for Children, Men and Women

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Children

4 months (first-dose vaccinations) 
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) • Polio (IPV) • Haemophilus influenza (Hib) • Hepatitis B (Hep B) • Pneumococcal (PCV) • Rotavirus (Rota)

4 months (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’s information continued on page 2 … 
 

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 years
• Electrocardiogram (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’s information continued on page 3 … 
 

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
• Pneumococcal (polysaccharide)