Adolescent Vaccinations in Orange, CT
The Orange location of DOCS Urgent Care in Orange offers vaccinations to help your child against infectious disease. Our professional doctors specialize in the compassion it takes to offer your child the treatment they need at affordable prices. We are also available to answer any questions you may have and we accept all insurances.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – ORANGE
109 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT 06477
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What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
Vaccines are typically administered 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?
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 administering vaccines to your children in combination as often as possible, for both convenience and to help mitigate pain. Thankfully, there are several vaccines that can be safely administered together to reduce the number of shots your child needs to receive. For clarity on which vaccines can be administered together as well as creating a vaccination schedule for your child, it is best to discuss this with your doctor and what they recommend for your child.
Adolescent Vaccinations Offered in Orange
Adolescents in Orange are required to have documentation of immunizations and boosters for ongoing immunity against 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 a specific vaccine 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 Orange 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 Orange
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 Orange.
Our licensed doctors are ready to provide your kid with the best quality of care at affordable prices.