Elderly Vaccinations in Stamford, CT
Though children are often required to get a variety of vaccinations, there are also elderly vaccinations that are every bit as important. Vaccinations received early on in life, over time will wear off making individuals prone to various diseases depending upon age, health conditions and lifestyle. In addition, older adults need to be aware of immunizations that help in the prevention or the spread of diseases. Here at DOCS Urgent Care in Stamford we take pride in our affordable elderly vaccinations, our wait-free visits, and our team of board-certified medical experts on staff to serve you. Here at the clinic we accept all major insurances.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – STAMFORD
2001 W Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902
What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
A vaccination is a form of medical treatment administered with a vaccine that is intended to produce immunity against disease. A vaccine typically contains the same germs that are the ultimate cause of a specific disease but the germs are already killed off or weakened enough so as not to cause sickness. When a vaccination is administered it serves to stimulate your immune system by producing antibodies that help to enhance immunity to the actual disease being treated. Though they are not a cure for any diseases, vaccinations do aid in the prevention of them.
Why Does the Elderly Need Vaccinations?
For older adults (over the age of 65), vaccinations prove to be beneficial. As part of the aging process, the immune system becomes weaker and the ability to fight off infections becomes more difficult. For the elderly with ongoing health issues and conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, to name a couple, vaccinations are important. Additionally, vaccinations help to prevent the spread of various diseases in communities and in your very own family.
Elderly Vaccinations Offered in Stamford
Vaccinations for the elderly play a significant role in both health and lifespan. Elderly individuals who suffer with vaccine preventable diseases but opt not to get appropriate vaccinations for the prevention of these diseases, can ultimately suffer with morbidity or even mortality. Here at the DOCS Urgent Care Center in Stamford we provide convenient vaccinations and immunizations for the prevention of a wide range of diseases.
Older adults should follow an immunization schedule much like those followed by children of all ages. It is always best to consult with your Stamford Primary Care Physician first to determine the immunization schedule that suits your individual needs best.
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 Stamford
Vaccinations not only help to minimize chances of contracting or spreading a disease, but they also help in the overall enhancement of older adult health and provide protection to individuals, their families and even the community. Be sure to talk with one of our primary care physicians here at our Stamford location to learn more about older adult vaccinations that add to the betterment of your health.
Our friendly, board-certified doctors stand ready to provide you with comprehensive care as well as medical treatment options and affordable vaccinations.