Adolescent Vaccinations in Connecticut
All 15 of our DOCS Urgent Care locations in Connecticut offers adolescent vaccinations to help protect your child against life-threatening illness. Our staff of certified doctors and physicians can provide high quality services at affordable prices with any insurance. For any questions you may have about your child’s vaccinations or their schedules, you can contact our offices during business hours.
What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
A vaccination is a substance used to stimulate the body’s immune system in order to help protect against various toxins, viruses, bacteria, and germs. With administering this treatment your children will create more antibodies to provide immunity from disease.
Why Does My Child Need a Vaccination?
The vaccination process is a series of scheduled vaccines that overtime, will help your child to become resistant to possible life-threatening illness. Your child should receive vaccines on time for life-long protection. You can also follow the recommendation vaccination schedule from the CDC and consult with your primary care physician.
What are the Types of Vaccines?
There are a few different types of vaccines. These include:
- Attenuated (weakened): A live virus that is used for vaccines such as mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
- Killed (inactivated): A dead germ that causes diseases such as, IPV.
- Toxoid Vaccines: Inactive toxins produced by a bacterium such as diphtheria and tetanus.
- Conjugate vaccines: A vaccine that contains parts of the bacteria combined with proteins like Hib.
Many vaccines can be combined with each other for convenience, doing so will reduce the number of shots administered to your child, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends to receive vaccinations in this way as often as possible.
Discuss with your hired doctor or physician to clarify which vaccines they recommend for your child.
Adolescent Vaccinations Offered at our Connecticut Offices
Within Connecticut there are a number of required immunizations and boosters one must be administered. These vaccines protect against various virus’, diseases, and illnesses. Trusted sources such as the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend your children follow the specific yearly vaccination schedule.
All questions and concerns for your child’s immunization schedule can be answered by consulting with your primary care provider.
Required Adolescent Vaccinations include:
- TD (Tetanus Diphtheria)
- Meningitis (Meningococcal)
- HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
- TDAP (Whooping Cough)
- FLU (Influenza)
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)
- Hepatitis A (HEP A,) and
- Hepatitis B (HEP B)
The Care Your Child Needs, When They Need it in CT
Each vaccine administered to your child helps protect them against potentially life-threatening diseases. Furthermore, these vaccines are not just protecting your child. You can help protect the spread of diseases within your family members, friends or community in Connecticut.
Our board-certified physicians are available to provide your child with the highest quality in medical services, within your budget and insurance.