Fairfield, CT Vaccinations & Immunizations

DOCS Urgent Care in Fairfield, CT provides vaccinations for walk-in patients every day of the week. Our board-certified staff delivers high-quality service at affordable prices. We accept all health insurance plans.

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DOCS URGENT CARE – FAIRFIELD

ADDRESS
525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield, CT 06825

PHONE: 203-870-1973
FAX: 203-870-1976

HOURS
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 9AM-1PM

ROUTINE VACCINATIONS in FAIRFIELD, CT

It’s advised that people in the U.S. receive regular vaccines depending on their age and vaccination history. The vaccination agenda is for kids as well as adults. After you’ve received all of your vaccinations, you’ll need to get more within a particular time frame. For instance, you need to get a tetanus booster every 10 years.
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

At birth, infants are given vaccinations against specific diseases. As they age, they are provided additional vaccinations according to the immunizations schedule for adolescents that is supported by the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • 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

Adults older than 65 are at a higher risk for numerous vaccine-preventable diseases. They have a weakened immune system that leaves them at a greater risk of catching preventable diseases. Vaccines protect you from serious diseases and associated comorbidities. If you’re over the age of 65, get your vaccinations when you visit our Fairfield, CT clinic to protect your health and prevent serious disease.
  • 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

Before you travel to another country, you need to ensure your immunizations are current. Some countries have specific vaccination requirements before you can visit. Before getting on the plane, get the vaccinations you need by coming to our Fairfield, CT office. To understand which vaccinations you need, visit the CDC Health Travel Site for more information. If you’re still uncertain or if you’re ready to obtain your vaccination, speak with one of our vaccination professionals at our Fairfield, CT walk-in clinic.
  • 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 you become sick, your immune system sees the germs as foreign bodies attacking your system. The body creates antibodies in an attempt to rid itself of the germs. Even though you might still become ill from the invading bacteria or viruses, the antibodies will help you get better.
Not only that but antibodies help defend your body from future diseases since they’re already in your blood. It’s the same as if you caught the measles as a child; you most likely will not catch the measles as an adult because of the immunity your body forms to it.
When you get your vaccination in our Fairfield, CT walk-in clinic for a disease such as the chickenpox, your body develops immunity to it without having been exposed naturally to the virus. Vaccines help boost your immune system because they’re constructed with some of the identical germs, even if it’s with a weakened or dead part of the disease.
Vaccines are usually given by injection, while others are administered orally in our Fairfield, CT office. Your immune system reacts to vaccinations in the same manner as if being assaulted by a disease, which means it will create antibodies to free itself from the disease. The antibodies eradicate the vaccine strand from your body as if it were a disease itself. Your body will then be protected from any future infections.

Why Are Vaccinations Important?

Here’s the thing, even if you get your vaccinations, it doesn’t mean that you’re 100 percent protected. Children who have not been given their vaccinations can infect children who were vaccinated.
Vaccinations work very well when the majority of the population has been vaccinated from preventable diseases beginning in childhood. The statistics show that over 95 percent of diseases have been reduced overall in the U.S. Vaccines work by reducing and even eliminating diseases such as polio, measles, and smallpox. However, these diseases still exist and can possibly reemerge throughout the population. This makes it vital for you to make sure you vaccinate you and your family. Obtain your vaccinations with our medical providers by visiting our Fairfield, CT facility, today.
In order to guard against future outbreaks, each person must make sure their vaccinations are up-to-date. This is especially important to protect individuals who can’t receive vaccinations. It gives them indirect protection, which is known as community or herd immunity.

Do Adults Need VAccinations?

Adults absolutely need to keep their immunizations current to maintain their immune system. As time passes, vaccines tend to lose their effectiveness, meaning you’ll need a booster shot. Some diseases, such as shingles, adults can develop as they age. For more information, speak with one of our medical specialists at our Fairfield, CT clinic.

The Care When You Need It in Fairfield

DOCS Urgent Care of Fairfield 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.