Danbury, CT Vaccinations & Immunizations

Patients in Danbury in need of vaccinations and immunizations can always rely upon the team of professionals here at Docs Urgent Care.  Our Danbury clinic offers walk-in services and is headed by board certified providers who offer the highest quality care and treatment at prices that are affordable.  We also accept nearly all types of insurance.

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DOCS URGENT CARE – Danbury

ADDRESS
1 Padanaram Rd

PHONE
(203)-874-3682

HOURS
WEEKDAYS: 9AM-6PM
WEEKENDS: 9AM-1PM

ROUTINE VACCINATIONS in Danbury, CT

​Routine vaccinations are mandatory for everyone here in the U.S and are primarily dependent upon your age and your vaccine history.  Though people often think that routine vaccines are for children only, this could not be farther from the truth. These vaccines are recommended for adults and many of them should be administered yearly such as the flu vaccine while others every 10 years such as the tetanus booster.

Common Routine Adult Vaccines Include:
  • Hepatitis A (HEP A)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)
  • TD (Tetanus-Diphtheria)
  • TDAP (Whooping Cough)
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
All Available Vaccinations:
  • Hepatitis A (Adult)
  • Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
  • Hepatitis B (Adult)
  • Hepatitis B (Pediatric)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • MMR
  • Menactra
  • Zostavax (Shingles)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Pneumococcal
  • PPD
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Tetanus Diphtheria (TD)
  • Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (TDAP)
  • Typhoid
  • Twinrix (Hep A & B Combination)
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella
  • yellow Fever
  • Gardasil
  • B-12
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Kenalog-10
  • Phenergan
  • Solu-Medrol
  • Toradol
  • Benadryl

Adolescent Vaccinations

The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), along with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, recommend specific immunizations and schedules for both children and adolescents.  These immunizations and booster shots are administered to help with immunity against diseases. The recommended schedules include not only those immunization and boosters that are required during adolescent years but also includes timelines for acquiring catch-up immunizations as well.  If you are in need of adolescent vaccinations then be sure to visit our Danbury clinic at a time that is convenient for you.

  • 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)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)
All Available Vaccinations:

Elderly Vaccinations

For those individuals over the age of 65, understanding the increased risk you are at for many vaccine-preventable diseases will contribute to a healthier life.  Preventable illnesses cause substantial morbidity and mortality in older adult patients who tend to have a greater risk for complications. If you are age 65 or over then take charge of your health by receiving the following vaccines:

  • 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)

Travel Vaccinations

For individuals who travel abroad be sure when packing for your exciting adventure that you not only include your passport but ensure that all your vaccinations are up-to-date as well.  There are a number of vaccines that are required when you travel to certain destinations in the world, so be sure to protect yourself and those around you by receiving mandatory vaccinations before you even think about boarding that plane. 

If you are planning to travel abroad and are unsure which vaccinations are required, don’t fret.  Simply reach out to the CDC Travel Health Site to learn more information about necessary vaccines and how to stay healthy while traveling abroad.  Once you have determined which vaccines you need, head on down to our Danbury clinic and let our team of professionals take care of all your vaccine needs. 

Common Travel Vaccinations Include:

  • Yellow Fever
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A  (HEP A)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)
  • Hepatitis A/ Hepatitis B Combination

What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations

How Vaccinations Work

Vaccines and immunizations help your body to develop immunity without causing you to get sick initially.  The vaccines are actually comprised of the same germs that cause specific diseases. For example, a polio vaccine is made from the polio virus itself.  The germs are either weakened of killed off before injected so that they do not make people sick. The prime function of these injected germs is to trigger antibodies that help to destroy the germs that cause you to get sick and to protect you from future infections as well.  The antibodies destroy the vaccine germs just as they would the disease germs and remain in your body giving you immunity so that if ever exposed to the actual disease, they will ultimately protect you.

Why Are Vaccinations Important?

Here in the United States, vaccinations have minimized most vaccine-preventable childhood diseases by a whopping 95 percent (see www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4037.pdf for examples). They also help to eliminate outbreaks of specific diseases such as polio, measles and chicken pox worldwide that were once lethal. However, since bacteria and disease-causing viruses still exist in the world, vaccines are the only way of minimizing and preventing outbreaks.

Vaccines not only protect individuals who have received them but they also provide broader community protection as well by establishing “community immunity.” An entire community population can be protected when a significant number of the population receives vaccinations against a wide range of infectious diseases.

Do Adults Need VAccinations?

Most people think that vaccinations are for children only, but this could not be farther from the truth.  The team here at our Danbury clinic want to ensure that everyone understand the fact that vaccinations are every bit as important to adults as they are to children.  Adults need vaccines because vaccine immunity (protection) may have diminished over their lifetime requiring an individual to get a booster shot to provide renewed enhanced protection. There are a number of vaccines for adults including the shingles vaccine, that protects adults from a variety of conditions or diseases that can occur later on in life.

The Care When You Need It in Danbury

DOCS Urgent Care of Danbury is part of the high reputable DOCS Urgent Care network, which is a network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified health care providers. The primary goal of our team here at the Danbury clinic and the entire network is to provide the highest quality and affordable care to our patients.