Adolescent Vaccinations in New Milford, CT
The DOCS Urgent Care New Milford locations child and adolescent care that includes vaccinations so that your child can stay protected against infectious and life-threatening diseases. Our doctors provide compassionate care and offer treatment that fits any budget and under any insurance. We are available to answer any questions you may have about our care and vaccinations, as well as vaccinations schedules.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – NEW MILFORD
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New Milford, CT 06776
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What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
A vaccine is used by injecting your body with a small amount of weak or dead germs that could otherwise cause the spread of disease. Whether these are toxins, viruses, or bacteria, they will help stimulate your child’s immune system in order to fight the disease.
Why Does My Child Need a Vaccination?
Follow the recommended vaccination schedule to help your child become resistant to possibly life-threatening diseases. All vaccines are tested to ensure they are effective and safe.
What are the Types of Vaccines?
There are a few different types of vaccines. These include:
- Attenuated (weakened): A live virus that is used for vaccines like 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: Contain an inactivated toxin produced by the bacterium. Two types include diphtheria and tetanus vaccine.
- Conjugate vaccines: Parts of the bacteria combined with proteins like Hib.
It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that children receive a combination of vaccinations rather than one single vaccine when possible to help mitigate pain, the number of visits to the doctor, as well as protecting your child as quickly and efficiently as possible. Several vaccinations that can be offered as a combination to reduce the number of shots a child will have. It’s best to discuss this with your doctor and what they recommend for your child.
Adolescent Vaccinations Offered in New Milford
It is required that adolescents in New Milford receive certain immunizations and boosters for ongoing immunity against a number of different diseases. The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend you follow an immunization schedule each year for your children. 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 New Milford 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 New Milford
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 New Milford Community against diseases.
Our licensed doctors, physicians, and nurses are available to provide your child with the best quality care at affordable prices at DOCS Urgent Care.