East Haven, CT Vaccinations & Immunizations

The trusted board-certified health providers at DOCS Urgent Care in East Haven, CT can take care of your vaccinations and immunizations. We work hard to deliver top-notch care to our patients at affordable prices. Our facility takes all health insurance plans and accepts walk-ins every day of the week.

All insurances accepted, including Medicare & Medicaid.

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DOCS URGENT CARE – EAST HAVEN

ADDRESS
317 Foxon Road
East Haven, CT 06513

PHONE
(475) 441-7809

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

ROUTINE VACCINATIONS in East Haven, CT

You should receive regular vaccinations throughout your life. Infants and adolescents have an established schedule to follow. For those who do not receive their immunizations on schedule, speak with your doctor about the alternative one. Adults should get boosters unless otherwise instructed by their physician. Vaccinations can be made up at the next appointment if missed. If you are behind on your vaccinations stop by our East Haven Urgent Care.
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

After you’re born, you receive your initial vaccination and at each check-up following, you receive your immunizations according to the vaccination schedule. The US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians promote this schedule for all individuals. We can help with your adolescdent immunizations at our East Haven Urgent Care
  • 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

As we age, our immune systems are less effective at protecting us from illnesses like the flu, which can be life-threatening. If you’re over the age of 65 then you should know that your first line of defense is by keeping on top of your immunizations. Adequate immunization is essential especially for the elderly. Find out more at our clinic in East Haven, CT.
  • 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

Many countries require additional immunizations that you must get before you’re permitted to visit. As you’re preparing for your trip, stop by our East Haven, CT office to make certain you’re healthy and your vaccinations are current. If you don’t know where to start, check out the CDC Health Travel Site for additional details. We are more than happy to answer any questions or provide the vaccinations you need for your trip. Come in as a walk-in patient during business hours at our East Haven, CT office.
  • 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

When disease germs enter your body, they start to reproduce. Your immune system recognizes these germs as foreign invaders and responds by making proteins called antibodies. These antibodies’ first job is to help destroy the germs that are making you sick. They can’t act fast enough to prevent you from becoming sick, but by eliminating the attacking germs, antibodies help you to get well.
The antibodies’ second job is to protect you from future infections. They remain in your bloodstream, and if the same germs ever try to infect you again — even after many years — they will come to your defense. Only now that they are experienced at fighting these particular germs, they can destroy them before they have a chance to make you sick. This is immunity. It is why most people get diseases like measles or chickenpox only once, even though they might be exposed many times during their lifetime.
Vaccines offer a solution to this problem. They help you develop immunity without getting sick first. Vaccines are made from the same germs (or parts of them) that cause disease; for example, polio vaccine is made from polio virus. But the germs in vaccines are either killed or weakened so they won’t make you sick.
Vaccines containing these weakened or killed germs are introduced into your body, usually by injection. Your immune system reacts to the vaccine in a similar way that it would if it were being invaded by the disease — by making antibodies. The antibodies destroy the vaccine germs just as they would the disease germs — like a training exercise. Then they stay in your body, giving you immunity. If you are ever exposed to the real disease, the antibodies are there to protect you. Stop at our East Haven location to receive your needed vaccinations.

Why Are Vaccinations Important?

Unvaccinated children are capable of spreading the disease to other children, even those who have been vaccinated since no vaccine is 100% protective.
In the U.S., vaccinations have decreased most vaccine-preventable childhood diseases by more than 95 percent (see www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4037.pdf for examples). Vaccines have minimized or eliminated outbreaks of certain diseases that were once lethal to large numbers of people, including measles and polio in the U.S. and smallpox worldwide. But because the bacteria and viruses that cause diseases still exist, the public health gains achieved through vaccines can only be maintained by ensuring that vaccination rates remain high enough to prevent outbreaks.
Vaccines are effective not only because they protect individuals who have been vaccinated but also because they confer a broader protection for communities by establishing “community immunity.” When a sufficiently high proportion of a population is vaccinated against infectious diseases, the entire population can obtain protection.

Do Adults Need VAccinations?

Vaccination is as important for adults as it is for children, and yet many adults are not optimally vaccinated. Adults need vaccines because vaccine immunity (protection) may have diminished over time and a person will need a booster shot to enhance protection. For some diseases like whooping cough, adults who are vaccinated prevent the spread of disease and in turn protect children. There are also vaccines, such as the shingles vaccine, that protect against diseases/conditions that develop in adults. Catch up on your vaccinations at our East Haven clinic.  ​

The Care When You Need It in East Haven

DOCS Urgent Care – East Haven, is part of the larger DOCS Urgent Care network. A network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified health care providers. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable care.