Adolescent Vaccinations in East Haven, CT
DOCS Urgent Care in East Haven, Connecticut provides vaccinations for your child to better protect them against life-threatening diseases. With doctors and physicians on staff that strive to provide compassionate care, you will be able to treat your child with the best in care as well as at affordable prices and with any insurance.
We are available to answer any questions you may have about your child’s vaccines and vaccination schedule, and we accept all insurances.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – EAST HAVEN
317 Foxon Road
East Haven, CT 06513
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WEEKENDS : 8AM-4PM
What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
A vaccine is a small amount of dead or weak germs that are used to protect your child against a specific infection. These germs can be toxins, viruses, or bacteria. By adding these germs into your child’s body, they help stimulate their immune system by recognizing the infections, fight against it, and remember it in case of future infections.
Why Does My Child Need a Vaccination?
By following the recommended vaccination schedule for your child, they will be given the opportunity to be immune to certain potentially life-threatening diseases. For your comfort and your child’s safety, 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): These are live viruses for vaccines, such as mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
- Killed (inactivated): A dead version of the germ or virus that is used for vaccinations like IPV.
- Toxoid Vaccines: These contain inactive toxins produced by bacterium such as diphtheria and tetanus.
- Conjugate vaccines: This vaccine contains parts of the bacteria with proteins like Hib.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends giving your children vaccines in combination as often as possible, for both convenience and to help mitigate pain. Thankfully, there are several vaccines that can be safely administered together to reduce the number of shots your child needs to receive. For clarity on which vaccines can be administered together as well as creating a vaccination schedule for your child, it is best to discuss this with your doctor and what they recommend for your child.
Adolescent Vaccinations Offered in East Haven
East Haven will require certain immunizations and boosters for ongoing immunity against a number of different diseases for adolescents and children. According to the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, it is recommended that you follow a specific schedule for your children each 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 East Haven 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 East Haven
Each vaccine administered to your child helps protect them against potentially life-threatening diseases. Furthermore, these vaccines are not just protecting your child. They are also protecting your family, friends, and the entire Stamford community against diseases.
Our board-certified physicians, nurses, and doctors are ready to provide your child with the highest quality of care within your budget and accepted through your insurance policy.