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Below is a recommended "Health Screenings and Immunizations for Elders" table. High risk groups may require additional screenings and monitoring. Please consult your physician.


Elder Health & Healthy Living

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Screening Test or Recommended Immunizations Ages 65 and over








Blood Pressure every 2 years
Cholesterol ask physician
Blood Glucose

every 3 years

Colonoscopy every 10 years; ask physician if over age 80
Fecal Occult Blood yearly
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy every 5 years without colonoscopy
Mammogram every 1 to 2 years through age 69; ask physician if over 70
Clinical Breast Exam


Pap Test ask physician
Bone Density Screening yearly for women
Pelvic Exam every 1 to 3 years
Chlamydia & Gonorrhea yearly if sexually active
Prostate Exam yearly
Eye Exam every 2 to 4 years
Hearing Test every 10 years
Dental Exam 1 to 2 times per year
Skin Test / Mole Exam monthly self-exam
Depression / Mental Health ask physician
Height / Weight ask physician
Tetanus-Diphtheria Booster Vaccine every 10 years
Seasonal Influenza Vaccine yearly
Pneumococcal Vaccine yearly
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