Adolescent Vaccinations in North Haven, CT
With doctors and physicians on staff that strive to provide compassionate care, DOCS Urgent Care in North Haven provides vaccinations for your child to better protect them against life-threatening diseases. You will be able to treat your child with the best in care as well as at affordable prices and with any insurance. We are available to answer any questions you may have about your child’s vaccinations or their schedules.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – NORTH HAVEN
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North Haven, CT 06473
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What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
Vaccines are used to help prevent the spread of a disease by administering very small amounts of dead or weak germs. These germs can be toxins, viruses, or bacteria. By adding these agents to the body, it stimulates the immune system to help the body fight against it and recognize it and fight against it in the future.
Why Does My Child Need a Vaccination?
If you follow the recommended vaccination schedule for your child, you will help ensure your child can be better protected against life-threatening diseases. These vaccines are all tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for your children.
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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children receive a combination of vaccinations rather than one single vaccine when possible. There are a number of different 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. It’s best to discuss this with your doctor and what they recommend for your child.
Adolescent Vaccinations Offered in North Haven
Adolescents in North Haven will require certain immunizations and boosters for ongoing immunity against a number of different diseases. U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend that children get a combination of vaccinations as opposed to one single vaccine whenever possible to help mitigate pain as well as ensure children are getting their vaccinations in a timely manner. There are a variety of different vaccinations which may be provided as a combination to decrease the number of shots a young kid might have. It’s best to discuss this with your physician and what they advocate for your own kid.
Our physicians are available to answer any questions you may have. In case there are questions or concerns about your child’s immunization schedule, your North Haven 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 North Haven
Each vaccine that is administered to your child is important because it works toward protecting him or her against infectious diseases. Not only is your child protected, but you can help protect the spread of diseases within your family members, friends or community in North Haven.
Our team of board-certified physicians is ready to provide your child with the best in medical care for an affordable price.