Adolescent Vaccinations in Bethel, CT
The DOCS Urgent Care Bethel location offers child and adolescent care that includes vaccinations so that your child can stay protected against infectious and life-threatening diseases.
Our professional physicians and doctors specialize in the compassion it takes to offer your child the treatment they need while staying within your budget. We are also available to answer any questions you may have and we accept all insurances.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – BETHEL
6 Stony Hill Rd.
Bethel, CT 06801
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What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
Vaccines work by injecting your body with a small amount of weak or dead germs that could otherwise cause the spread of disease. These germs can be toxins, viruses, or bacteria, they will help stimulate your child’s immune system in order to fight the disease.
Why Does My Child Need a Vaccination?
Follow the recommended vaccination schedule to help your child become resistant to possibly life-threatening diseases. All vaccines are tested to ensure they are effective and safe.
What are the Types of Vaccines?
There are a few different types of vaccines. These include:
- Attenuated (weakened): A live virus is likely to be used in vaccines like mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
- Killed (inactivated): This is a dead version of the germ that is used for vaccines against diseases like IPV.
- Toxoid Vaccines: Contain an inactivated toxin produced by bacterium. Two types include diphtheria and tetanus vaccine.
- Conjugate vaccines: Parts of the bacteria combined with proteins like Hib.
It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that your children receive a combination of vaccinations rather than one single vaccine when possible. Several different vaccinations are available to be administered in combination to reduce the number of shots a child will have. It’s best to discuss this with your doctor and what they recommend for your child.
Adolescent Vaccinations Offered in Bethel
The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend you follow a specific schedule for children and adolescents living in Bethel every year, and adolescents in Stratford require certain immunizations and boosters for ongoing immunity. The vaccination schedule for your child will outline which immunizations and booster shots your child requires at a certain age. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s immunization schedule, your Bethel Primary Care Physician can assist you.
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 Bethel
Each vaccine your child receives has immeasurable value because it now only protects your child against infectious diseases but also protects the spread of disease amongst your friends and family as well as the Bethel community.
Our licensed doctors are ready to supply your kid with the best quality of care within your budget and your insurance premium.