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Get Recommended Screening Tests and Immunizations

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The preventative services that are right for you depend on your age, gender and other factors. Talk to your VA health care team today.

By VA National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Saturday, October 1, 2011
  • Most Veterans, regardless of age, gender, health status and family history, should be screened for alcohol abuse, depression, high blood pressure, HIV, military sexual trauma, obesity, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and tobacco use. Most Veterans should receive a flu shot every year and tetanus shot once every 10 years.
  • If you are a woman considering pregnancy, it’s important to check with your health care team to be sure you are up-to-date with immunizations.
  • All preventive services have pros and cons. Depending on your preferences, you may wish to receive additional, fewer, or different services from those that are recommended.
  • Every person is different. Refer to the websites below to see which preventive services are recommended for you, based on your age, gender, health status, and family history. Talk with your health care team about the recommendations that are right for you.

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