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FAQ: Adults Health Screenings and Vaccinations

This article covers most frequently asked questions about health screening:

 

 1) What health screenings & vaccinations shall I get at my age?

 

2) What are the preparations before health screenings?

 

1. RECOMMENDED HEALTH SCREENINGS & VACCINATIONS BY AGE

 

AGE 20 AND ABOVE

 

Simple health screening | 基本健康检查
Premarital health screening | 婚前检查
PAP smear | 子宫颈抹片检查
Chickenpox vaccine | 水痘疫苗
Annual Flu vaccine | 年度流感疫苗
Hepatitis A vaccine | 甲型肝炎疫苗
Hepatitis B booster | 乙肝助推器
HPV vaccine | 子宫颈癌疫苗

 

AGE 30 AND ABOVE

 

Annual health screening | 每年定期健康检查
ThinPrep / HPV | 人乳头瘤病毒液基细胞学检测
Annual Flu vaccine | 年度流感疫苗
Hepatitis A vaccine | 甲型肝炎疫苗
Boostrix booster | 助推器疫苗
Hepatitis B booster | 乙肝助推器
Pneumococcal vaccine | 肺炎球菌疫苗
MMRV/MMR/Chickenpox vaccine | 麻疹,腮腺炎,风疹等疫苗
HPV vaccine | 子宫颈癌疫苗

 

AGE 40 AND ABOVE

 

Annual health screening | 每年定期健康检查
ThinPrep / HPV | 人乳头瘤病毒液基细胞学检测
Annual mammogram + breast ultrasound | 每年定期乳房X光检查+乳房超声检查
Ultrasound Pelvis / abdomen | 骨盆/腹部超声波
Annual Flu vaccine | 年度流感疫苗
Hepatitis A vaccine | 甲型肝炎疫苗
Boostrix booster | 助推器疫苗
Hepatitis B booster | 乙肝助推器
Pneumococcal vaccine | 肺炎球菌疫苗
MMRV/MMR/Chickenpox vaccine | 麻疹,腮腺炎,风疹等疫苗
HPV vaccine | 子宫颈癌疫苗

 

AGE 50 AND ABOVE

 

Annual health screening | 每年定期健康检查
ThinPrep / HPV | 人乳头瘤病毒液基细胞学检测
Annual mammogram + breast ultrasound | 每年定期乳房X光检查+乳房超声检查
Ultrasound Pelvis / abdomen | 骨盆/腹部超声波
Annual Flu vaccine | 年度流感疫苗
Hepatitis A vaccine | 甲型肝炎疫苗
Boostrix booster | 助推器疫苗
Hepatitis B booster | 乙肝助推器
Pneumococcal vaccine | 肺炎球菌疫苗
MMRV/MMR/Chickenpox vaccine | 麻疹,腮腺炎,风疹等疫苗

 

AGE 60 – 80

 

Annual health screening | 每年定期健康检查
ThinPrep / HPV | 人乳头瘤病毒液基细胞学检测
Annual mammogram + breast ultrasound | 每年定期乳房X光检查+乳房超声检查
Ultrasound Pelvis / abdomen | 骨盆/腹部超声波
Annual Flu vaccine | 年度流感疫苗
Hepatitis A vaccine | 甲型肝炎疫苗
Boostrix booster | 助推器疫苗
Hepatitis B booster | 乙肝助推器
Pneumococcal vaccine | 肺炎球菌疫苗
MMRV/MMR/Chickenpox vaccine | 麻疹,腮腺炎,风疹等疫苗
Zostavax vaccine | 带状疱疹疫苗

 

 

Find out how to use MediSave for Vaccinations and learn more about Adult Vaccine Schedule.

 

2. PREPARATIONS & THINGS TO TAKE NOTE BEFORE HEALTH SCREENING

preparation before health screenings

 

Fasting before blood tests – Fast 8 to 10 hours before the appointment date (from midnight before the day of appointment). No food or beverages allowed during the fast, with the exception of plain water. Do not take any medication or supplement on health screening day. You may take them after the blood test.

 

Stool test – Avoid iron supplements for 3 days prior to the collection of the sample. Collect a stool sample (about half a teaspoon) and put it in the labelled stool container provided.

 

Urine specimen (sterile container provided) will be collected on the screening day.

 

Avoid having your screenings during your menstrual cycle

It is advisable to book an appointment around Day 10 – 14 of your menstrual cycle. This is about one week after your last day of menstruation. If you are menstruating on the day of your appointment, please inform the staffs on arrival. Urine test, stool test and Pap smear will not be done as the presence of blood would produce inaccurate results.

 

X-Ray
X-Ray is not for anyone who is pregnant or who has done a similar x-ray less than 6 months ago.

 

Mammogram
Please avoid this examination if you are, or you suspect that you are pregnant.
Please do not use talcum powder or deodorant before your examination.
Please bring along previous mammogram films (if any).
For the best mammogram results, please arrange for your examination approximately one week after your last day of menstruation.

 

Ultrasound
The duration of this test is about 30 – 45 minutes excluding waiting time. When lying on scanning couch, a special gel is applied to the examined area. A probe will be moving over the area of examination. There should be no pain or discomfort caused.

 

Ultrasound (Abdomen)
Do not take any food at least 6 hours before the examination.
Smokers please refrain from smoking on the day of appointment until after ultrasound has completed.
Morning appointment – No breakfast at all.
Afternoon appointment – May have a very light breakfast but no lunch.

 

Ultrasound (Pelvis)
You can have food and drinks before the examination. A full bladder is necessary for the examination, so will require drinking at least 5 – 10 cups of water. Do not empty the bladder until an ultrasound has completed.

 

Bring ID on your screening day for identification and verification purpose

For Singaporeans, bring your NRIC.

For foreigners, bring your passport as well as Employment Pass/ Work Permit/ Visit Pass and the Health Screening registration form. Stool Sample collected in the container provided earlier (if instructed).

 

 

Last but not least, if you are feeling unwell, please postpone your health screening to a later date. 

 

 

Check out the list of health screening packages here.

 

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