Adolescent Vaccinations in Bridgeport, CT

Docs Urgent Care of Bridgeport, Connecticut offers vaccinations for people of all ages. We provide immunizations for adolescents on a walk-in basis. Our top-end doctors at the Bridgeport clinic are here for you, and will heal you using top-quality medicine.

Our Bridgeport walk-in clinic offers affordable healthcare, and we accept most forms of insurance.

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DOCS URGENT CARE – BRIDGEPORT

ADDRESS
1677 E Main St
Bridgeport CT, 06608

PHONE
203-612-7929

FAX
(203) 612-7931

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What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations

What is a Vaccination?

A vaccine contains very small amounts of weak or dead germs that can cause the spread of a disease. These can be toxins, viruses or bacteria. By adding the agent to your child’s body, it will stimulate the immune system, helping the body recognize it as foreign and to fight against it and to remember it.

Why Does My Child Need a Vaccination?

By following the recommended vaccination schedule for your child, you can help your child become immune to potentially life-threatening diseases. All vaccines are tested to ensure that they are both effective and safe for children.

What Are the Types of Vaccines?

There are a few different types of vaccines. These include:

  • Attenuated (weakened): Live viruses will be used in vaccines such as mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
  • Killed (inactivated): The killed version of the germ that causes the disease 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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children receive a combination of vaccinations rather than one single vaccine when possible. There are a number of different vaccinations that can be offered as a 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 Bridgeport

Adolescents in Bridgeport will require certain immunizations and boosters for ongoing immunity against a number of different diseases. The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommended follow a specific schedule for children and adolescents every year. 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 Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport

Every dose of vaccine that your child receives is important because it works toward protecting him or her against infectious diseases. Not only is your child protected, but you can help protect the spread of diseases within your family members, friends or community in Bridgeport.

Our board-certified physicians are ready to provide your child with the highest quality of care while providing affordable services.