New Milford, CT Vaccinations & Immunizations

DOCS Urgent Care of New Milford is dedicated to providing high-quality medical services, at affordable prices, every day. One of the many services we offer is access to vaccinations and immunizations of all kinds to patients of all ages. DOCS Urgent Care clinics accept most health insurance providers.

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DOCS URGENT CARE – NEW MILFORD

ADDRESS
141A Danbury Rd.
New Milford, CT 06776

PHONE
(203) 408-6205

FAX
(860) 799-7099

HOURS
WEEKDAYS : 9AM-5PM
WEEKENDS : CLOSED

ROUTINE VACCINATIONS in NEW MILFORD, CT

Regardless of age, it is widely recommended by doctors all over the U.S. that people stay up-to-date on routine vaccinations. If you have already received all of the recommended vaccines, it is still necessary to maintain booster shots as you grow older. For example, the tetanus (TDAP or TD) booster should be received every 10 years to ensure patient safety, and can be received at DOCS Urgent Care in New Milford.
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

While many vaccinations are usually given throughout the first years of life, there are a few vaccinations that are recommended for adolescents. The US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate a planned schedule of vaccinations/immunizations for minors through their teenage years.

If your teen is due for vaccinations, or needs to catch up on them, call DOCS Urgent Care of New Milford today to schedule an appointment.

  • 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)

Elderly Vaccinations

Adults older than the age of 65 tend to experience a weakening immune system which makes it easier to catch diseases preventable by vaccines. These preventable illnesses contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality rates in older patients. Elderly patients can take responsibility for their own health by visiting DOCS Urgent Care of New Milford to learn more about, and receive, their vaccinations today.
  • 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

If you plan on travelling outside of the U.S., speak with a physician regarding the vaccinations required to travel there. Some locations require that you get vaccinated prior to travel.

If you are unsure as to whether or not you need a vaccination before you travel, please visit the CDC Health Travel Site for more information. There you will find out exactly what vaccination you need to travel, and you can make an appointment at your local urgent care, DOCS Urgent Care in New Milford.

  • 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

The body becomes sick as a result of unrecognized germs reproducing over and over. When this happens, your immune system responds by producing a lot of special proteins called antibodies. These antibodies are specially produced to fight the germs causing your sickness, but, at least initially, cannot prevent your sickness. In this way, your immune system fights off germs so that you can get better.
When a germ is handled by antibodies and your immune system once, your body has a much easier time handling the same germ again. When the germ is recognized, the white blood cells in your body immediately produce the antibodies that work against the germ in order to deal with the sickness before it starts. This is how your immune system prevents colds and therefore develops immunity.
Vaccines offer a solution to the diseases that are otherwise too dangerous to let the body deal with on its own. Vaccines help you generate immunity to germs, by presenting those very same germs to the body, while they are in a weakened, damaged, or otherwise killed state. This means that most vaccines are made by using that very disease to prevent it in your body. These vaccines are introduced to your body, most often, by injection. Once the vaccine is administered, your immune system is tasked with fighting off the disease, except, in a very weakened state. Normally diseases requiring vaccines/immunizations work too quickly for the body to respond to them well. However, with the germs weakened, the body may learn to produce the antibodies for a particular disease, without being overrun.

Why Are Vaccinations Important?

Though most of the diseases there are vaccines for are not very common anymore, those who do not get vaccinated can still catch the disease, and even spread it to people who have been vaccinated.
Vaccinations in the U.S. have decreased most vaccine-preventable childhood diseases by more than 95% . Vaccines limit or eliminate outbreaks of many diseases that once plagued entire generations, like polio, smallpox and the measles. However, even though the rate of these diseases has decreased significantly, the germs still exist, and as a result, make is necessary to receive vaccinations.
Vaccinations are not 100% effective. But, they have been proven to be extremely effective in preventing their related diseases. That said, if everyone possible is vaccinated, the disease has very little chance to spread, and, as a result, “community immunity” develops. DOCS Urgent Care of New Milford wants to keep your New Milford community safe and disease free by providing vaccinations to individuals of all ages.

Do Adults Need VAccinations?

Getting vaccinated as an adult is as important as getting vaccinated as a child. First of all, there are some diseases, like shingles, that are much more common in adults and can be prevented by vaccines. Moreover, immunity provided by vaccinations early in life may weaken and require booster shots to stay effective. Finally, getting vaccines as an adult maintains “community immunity” and can therefore keep children safer. Keep your New Milford community safe by getting vaccinated.

The Care You Need, When You Need It in New Milford

DOCS Urgent Care of New Milford is just one in a network of many DOCS Urgent Care clinics around Connecticut. Our health network as a whole is dedicated to disease prevention, and to providing the highest quality health care at an affordable price. If you are in need of a routine vaccination, back to school vaccination, or travel vaccination, give us a call to schedule an appointment or simply walk-in to our wait-free clinic in New Milford.