Elderly Vaccinations in Orange, CT
Vaccines are typically given to children and young elderlys as they grow, however, the beneficial effects will wear off after time leaving you at risk to certain illnesses. Some people are more prone to diseases based on their job, habits, age, and certain health conditions. Our office treats each patient with care, offering convenient walk-in hours and a staff full of medical experts. DOCS Urgent Care in Orange offers elderly patients the vaccinations needed to maintain a healthy life. We accept most major health insurances.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – ORANGE
109 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT 06477
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-6PM
What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
Vaccines, a substance containing certain germs of a disease, act as an antigen to targeted diseases. When a patient receives a vaccine their body will begin to stimulate the production of antibodies in order to build immunity against the disease. Vaccines are used as a preventative measure, not as a cure. Though the disease is already within the vaccine, we aren’t at risk of contracting it because the germ has been either killed or weakened, protecting us from contraction and helping to create the needed antibodies.
Why Does the Elderly Need Vaccinations?
It is important to take precautionary measures to help reduce the spread of certain diseases regardless of age, however, for those 65 and older their benefits are even more important. As we age our immune systems weaken, making it more difficult to fight off illnesses. Vaccines help protect us before we even get sick and are extremely important for those with ongoing health conditions, like diabetes or heart disease. Vaccines help to reduce the number of outbreaks and can keep your friends and family safe from contracting it.
Elderly Vaccinations Offered in Orange
Elderly patients have a higher risk of contracting a vaccine-preventable disease. A lack of prevention can be to blame for many cases of certain diseases. As we age our immune system weaken, leaving us as targets for illnesses. Some diseases can lead to mortality among older patients. Our Orange office offers patients a variety of vaccines to help keep the community healthy.
Elderly patients will be seen by our of our experienced medical staff members and will receive an immunization schedule. We always recommend that you speak with your Orange Primary Care Physician to discuss your schedule.
Older adults aged 65+ can take charge of their health by receiving vaccines including:
- 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)
The Care You Need When You Need It in Orange
We want to protect all of our Orange patients from contracting diseases. Through vaccinations we can help lower your chances of getting or spreading an illness throughout your community. Speak with your primary care physician today to go over your current health care plan and update your vaccines. We offer patients affordable vaccination services administered by experienced board-certified physicians.