Elderly Vaccinations in Bridgeport, CT
While vaccinations are often focused on children, many forget how important they are for the elderly. The protection you received as an adolescent with immunizations will wear off over time, and you may be more prone to diseases due to your age, job, lifestyle or health conditions. Older Adults also require immunizations to prevent the spread of diseases.
DOCS Urgent Care in Bridgeport offers affordable elderly vaccinations for your convenience. We offer wait-free, walk-in times with board-certified medical experts. Major insurances accepted.
Quality, Affordable Care
DOCS URGENT CARE – BRIDGEPORT
1677 E Main St
Bridgeport CT, 06608
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
A vaccine will contain the same germs that cause a disease. For example, the vaccine that prevents measles actually contains the measles virus. The reason we are able to receive vaccinations is that the germ has already been killed or weakened to the point where it won’t make you sick. When you are given a vaccine, it will help to stimulate your immune system, producing antibodies and helping you develop an immunity to the disease without contracting it first. Vaccines are not a cure to diseases, instead, they help prevent them.
Why Do the Elderly Need Vaccinations?
For older adults 65 and older, vaccinations are extremely important. The older you get, the weaker your immune system becomes, and the harder it is for you to fight off infections. Vaccinations are even more important for individuals with ongoing health conditions like diabetes or heart disease. You can also help prevent the spread of diseases within your community or to your family or friends by getting vaccinated.
Elderly Vaccinations Offered in Bridgeport
The elderly are at an increased risk for many vaccine-preventable diseases. It is often the case that lack of protection against preventable diseases are the cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly who have more medical comorbidities and are at higher risk for complications. At our Bridgeport office, we offer convenient vaccinations and immunizations for older adults.
Similar to children, the elderly will follow an immunization schedule as well. It’s best to consult with your Bridgeport Primary Care Physician to understand what your immunization schedule looks like first.
Older adults aged 65+ can take charge of their health by receiving vaccines including:
- Flu (Influenza)
- Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
- Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)
- TD (Tetanus Diphtheria)
- TDAP (Whooping Cough)
- Hepatitis A (HEP A)
- Hepatitis B (HEP B)
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
The Care You Need When You Need It in Bridgeport
Vaccinations can help lower your chances of contracting or spreading a disease. It’s not only important to protect your child, it’s important to protect yourself as well as your community. Talk with your primary care physician at our Bridgeport location today to talk about updating your vaccinations.
Our board-certified physicians are ready to provide you with the highest quality of care while providing affordable vaccination services.