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To keep healthy, adults and children need routine shots and preventive check-ups. Our preventive services guidelines describe the preventive check-ups and shots that most adults and children need. Depending on your personal health care needs or risk factors, your doctor may advise a different schedule.

If you think you may be at risk for a particular condition, talk to your doctor.


CareFirst follows the guidelines developed by the Centers for Disease Control.

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CareFirst Preventive Service Guidelines are for physician practice and patient care and do not define member benefits. These guidelines are general recommendations for members with no special risk factors. Variations are appropriate based on individual circumstances. Approved by CareFirst’s Quality Improvement Council—April 2018.

Please note that your health plan may not cover these services. Call Member Services at the telephone number on your ID card to verify your coverage.








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