Elderly Vaccinations in East Haven, CT

Vaccinations may not seem as important into adulthood, but you will still need to stay up-to-date with them. That protection you received years ago will wear off over time, and you will be more susceptible to these diseases. These vaccinations make it much harder for the elderly to pass on any diseases as well. There are also diseases you may be more likely to catch due to your age, job, lifestyle or health conditions.

DOCS Urgent Care in East Haven offers affordable elderly vaccinations whenever you are available. You simply have to let our board-certified medical experts know when they should be expecting you. Major insurances accepted.

Quality, Affordable Care

DOCS URGENT CARE – EAST HAVEN

ADDRESS
317 Foxon Road
East Haven, CT 06513

PHONE
(475) 441-7809

FAX
(475) 441-7813

HOURS
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-4PM

What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations

What is a Vaccination?

Vaccinations are typically made with the germs that cause certain diseases. For example, a vaccine that prevents measles actually contains the measles virus. There’s no need to worry, however, the germs in the vaccine have already been killed or weakened. This way there’s no need to worry about getting sick. The vaccine helps 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 Does the Elderly Need Vaccinations?

Vaccines are extremely important for older adults (65+). The older you get, the weaker your immune system becomes, and the harder it is for you to fight off infections. And even if you don’t catch anything yourself, it would help keep those around you disease free. Vaccinations are very helpful in keeping those with pre-existing health concerns from getting even worse.

Elderly Vaccinations Offered in East Haven

The elderly are at a greater risk when they don’t have the proper protection. Unfortunately, it is also much more dangerous for them to catch these diseases. They can lead to things like morbidity and mortality those that may already have reason to worry about these complications. At our office in East Haven, we offer convenient vaccinations and immunizations for the elderly that will keep these things at bay.

Anyone that could be affected by these diseases should follow an immunization schedule as well. Feel free to reach out to your East Haven Primary Care Physician to make sure you understand your immunization schedule.

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 East Haven

Vaccines are great to protect not only the children in your life but yourself as well. They are also helpful to protect anyone in your community from these diseases. Please let our primary care physicians at our East Haven location know when you want 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.