Adolescent Vaccinations in Danbury, CT
At DOCS Urgent Care in Danbury our team of certified specialists offers adolescent vaccinations to children of all ages. These vaccinations are essential in protecting your children against a variety of infectious diseases. We accept all insurances and provide treatment options at affordable prices in an atmosphere that is every bit comfortable as it is professional. Our staff is on hand to answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have about vaccinations or vaccination schedules.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – Danbury
1 Padanaram Rd
Danbury, CT 06811
What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
Understanding vaccinations is an important first step for every parent. Vaccines are comprised of very small amounts of weak or dead germs, whether in the form of toxins, viruses or bacteria, that typically result in the spread of a disease. When a vaccine is administered to your child the specific agent is introduced into their body stimulating the immune system and helping the body to not only remember it but recognize it as foreign and to fight against it.
Why Does My Child Need a Vaccination?
It is mandatory for parents to adhere to the Recommended Vaccination Schedule for their children. By doing so parents can greatly assist in helping their children to become immune to many diseases that can potentially be life threatening. Vaccines are tested in advance to ensure that they are effective and especially safe for children.
What are the Types of Vaccines?
There are a few different types of vaccines. These include:
- Attenuated (weakened): Mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) vaccine use live viruses.
- Killed (inactivated):
- Disease such as IPV are typically caused by the killed version of the germ.
- Toxoid Vaccines: Inactivated toxins produced by bacterium including diphtheria and tetanus vaccine to name a couple, are used in toxoid vaccines.
- Conjugate vaccines: Combines proteins such as Hib with parts of the bacteria.
Children should receive a combination of vaccinations rather than one single vaccine whenever possible as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Since there are a variety of vaccinations that can be administered as a combination, it is best to talk with your child’s physician to determine what is recommended for your child.
Adolescent Vaccinations Offered in Danbury
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 Danbury
Here at the DOCS Urgent Care in Danbury our team of professionals are on hand to provide your child with the highest quality care they need. Ensuring that your children receive all the recommended vaccinations according to the required schedule will help to protect your child against many different infectious diseases and can help to protect your Danbury family, friends and community from the spread of infectious diseases as well. To learn more about our affordable services, vaccinations, schedules, and the benefits they provide be sure to contact one of our dedicated, board-certified physicians and schedule your appointment today.