Adolescent Vaccinations in Norwalk, CT
Our compassionate doctors at DOCS Urgent Care in Norwalk are available to provide adolescent vaccinations to help your child stay protected against infectious diseases. We offer your family the treatment they need at affordable prices and also accept all insurances. We are available to answer any questions you may have about our care and vaccinations, as well as vaccinations schedules.
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Norwalk, CT 06854
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What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
Vaccines contain a minimal dose of weak or dead germs that can 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?
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.
It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that your children receive a combination of vaccinations rather than one single vaccine when possible. Several different vaccinations are available to be administered in 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 Norwalk
Norwalk requires that all adolescents receive certain immunizations and boosters for ongoing immunity against a number of different diseases. According to the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, it is recommended that you follow a specific schedule for your children each year. 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk
Every vaccine and booster you provide to your child will help ensure they are healthy and protected against these life-threatening diseases. These vaccines don’t just help your child, however. They also protect your friends and family against diseases, as well as the Norwalk community.
DOCS Urgent Care in Norwalk have board-certified physicians staffed that are ready to provide your child with the best care possible, at affordable prices.