Adolescent Vaccinations in Stamford, CT
DOCS Urgent Care in Stamford, CT provides vaccinations for your child to better protect them against life-threatening diseases. With doctors and physicians on staff that strive to provide compassionate care, you will be able to treat your child with the best in care as well as at affordable prices and with any major insurance. We are available to answer any questions you may have about your child’s vaccinations or their schedules.
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Stamford, CT 06902
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?
Follow this recommended vaccination schedule for your child so that you can better help your child’s immunity fight against life-threatening diseases. All vaccines are tested to ensure that they are both effective and safe for 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 Stamford
It is required that adolescents in Stamford receive certain immunizations and boosters for ongoing immunity against a number of 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 an immunization schedule each year for your children. 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 Stamford 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 Stamford
Each vaccine administered to your child helps protect them against potentially life-threatening diseases. Furthermore, these vaccines are not just protecting your child. They are also protecting your family, friends, and the entire Stamford community against diseases.
Our board-certified physicians are ready to provide your child with the highest quality of care while providing affordable services.