Health Checklist for Women Over 40
Print out this list to keep track of tests and procedures you need after the age of 40 and take it with you to your next doctor's appointment. continued...
|Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap) booster||Restores protection against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) infection||Varies||One dose of Tdap as a booster, and then a Td booster every 10 years|| |
|Pneumonia vaccine||Provides lifelong protection against pneumonia||65 or earlier in people with risk factors, such as heart failure, lung disease, alcoholism, and others||Two shots if given at age 65 or later. May need to be repeated in people who have certain medical conditions who received it before the age of 65|| |
|Influenza vaccine||Provides protection against common influenza strains||Everyone 6 months of age and older||Yearly|
|Zostavax||To help protect against herpes zoster, or shingles||60||One dose|
NOTE: Guidelines for screening vary. This is a compilation of generally accepted major screening recommendations from national health organizations and experts, but it is by no means comprehensive or a substitute for your doctor's advice.