Stratford, CT Vaccinations & Immunizations

DOCS Urgent Care in Stratford, CT offers a variety of vaccines for diseases like influenza, shingles, and measles. We make it easy for you to get the vaccinations you need at an affordable price. We take most health insurance plans and accept walk-ins regularly throughout normal business hours.

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DOCS URGENT CARE – STRATFORD

ADDRESS
200 E Main Street (Dock Plaza – Railside)
Stratford, CT 06614

PHONE
(203) 923-2976

FAX
(203) 923-2977

HOURS
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-6PM

ROUTINE VACCINATIONS in Stratford, CT

It’s common to have concerns before you get your vaccinations. Keep a copy of your current vaccinations in a safe place. If you relocate to another city, then you’ll need to bring them to your new physician. You need to get your vaccinations when you’re feeling well. If you’re ill, then it’s a good idea to wait until you’re feeling healthy. If you miss an immunization, it’s simple to catch up during your next visit. If you have concerns, speak with our physicians at our Stratford, CT office.
Common Routine Adult Vaccines Include:
  • Hepatitis A (HEP A)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)
  • TD (Tetanus-Diphtheria)
  • TDAP (Whooping Cough)
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
All Available Vaccinations:
  • Hepatitis A (Adult)
  • Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
  • Hepatitis B (Adult)
  • Hepatitis B (Pediatric)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • MMR
  • Menactra
  • Zostavax (Shingles)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Pneumococcal
  • PPD
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Tetanus Diphtheria (TD)
  • Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (TDAP)
  • Typhoid
  • Twinrix (Hep A & B Combination)
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella
  • yellow Fever
  • Gardasil
  • B-12
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Kenalog-10
  • Phenergan
  • Solu-Medrol
  • Toradol
  • Benadryl

Adolescent Vaccinations

You’re given your first vaccination right after birth. Children are given vaccinations according to their age and the schedule established by medical experts. In fact, most school-aged kids can’t even start school in many places until they’ve gotten all of the required vaccinations. The US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend this schedule.
  • 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)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)

Elderly Vaccinations

Elderly individuals are more inclined to get sick and can take longer to recover from serious illnesses. Plus, even though we got our vaccinations as children, our immunity from diseases diminishes, as we get older. Because we’re not able to recover as quickly or efficiently, it’s important for us to get our vaccinations and live as healthily as possible. Visit us to get your vaccinations at our clinic in Stratford, CT.
  • 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)

Travel Vaccinations

Before you can travel to another country, you need the required travel immunizations. These vaccinations protect you from any new viruses you may have never encountered before. For instance, if you travel to a country where you could contract yellow fever or malaria, then you’ll need to ensure you’re properly protected against these diseases. To prevent it from catching them, you should take care to protect against mosquitoes and get your vaccinations before jumping on a plane. You can determine the vaccinations you need by searching the CDC Health Travel Site. When you’ve identified your required immunizations, stop by for them at our Stratford, CT clinic, today.
  • Yellow Fever
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A  (HEP A)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)
  • Hepatitis A/ Hepatitis B Combination

What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations

How Vaccinations Work

If you become ill, your body produces antibodies to defend against the intruders. For example, if you catch the measles then your body develops protection against it. If you encounter it again then your odds of catching it again are extremely slim. This is exactly the way vaccines work.
These diseases can be more deadly to people in their natural form. Even if you get better and develop immunity, why would you want to? Vaccines were designed especially to expose the immune system to these illnesses in a way that doesn’t put any lives in danger. Find out more at our Stratford, CT walk-in clinic.

Why Are Vaccinations Important?

Every year individuals in the U.S. fall ill with preventable illnesses. Vaccinations improve your health so that you can spend quality time with your friends/family, work, and partake in all the activities of your life. When you get your immunizations in our Stratford, CT clinic, you’re also extending protection to the rest of your community. This is known as community or herd immunity.
Vaccinations work more effectively if the number of individuals who get them is greater than those who do not. Reports demonstrate that nearly 95 percent of diseases are either lessened or eliminated due to vaccines. Still, these illnesses can return if you don’t protect yourself by getting your immunizations.
Vaccinations can’t ensure 100 percent protection. If an unvaccinated individual gets sick with the measles then that person can infect a vaccinated individual. This is why it’s critical for anyone who can get a vaccination to do so. Visit us at our Stratford, CT clinic any day of the week to get your protection.

Do Adults Need VAccinations?

Don’t avoid seeing your doctor for check-ups or vaccinations since you’re an adult now. As an adult, boosters, such as the tetanus shot are critical to maintaining your health. Boosters are necessary because vaccinations lose effectiveness over the years. For more details about which immunizations you might need, please reach out to our medical experts at our Stratford, CT clinic.

Care When You Need It in Stratford, CT

DOCS Urgent Care in Stratford is part of the larger DOCS Urgent Care network. A network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified health care providers. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable care.