Adolescent Vaccinations in Waterbury (Frost Rd), CT
The DOCS Urgent Care Waterbury location offers child and adolescent care that include vaccinations so that your child can stay protected against infectious and life-threatening diseases. Our doctors provide compassionate care and offer treatment that fits any budget and under any insurance. We are available to answer any questions you may have about our care and vaccinations, as well as vaccinations schedules.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – WATERBURY (FROST RD)
506 Frost Road
Waterbury, CT 06705
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-1PM
What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
Vaccines contain small doses of weak or dead germs that allow your child the opportunity to fight off the disease and build immunity towards the disease in the future. It helps to stimulate their immune system by recognizing the disease.
Why Does My Child Need a Vaccination?
By following the recommended vaccination schedule, your child can becomes immune to the potentially life-threatening diseases you are vaccinating against. 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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children receive a combination of vaccinations rather than one single vaccine when possible. There are a number of different vaccinations that can be offered as a 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 Waterbury (Frost Rd)
Waterbury requires that all adolescents receive certain immunizations and boosters for ongoing immunity against a number of different diseases. According to the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, it is recommended that you follow a specific 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 Waterbury 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 Waterbury (Frost Rd)
Every vaccine and booster you provide to your child will help ensure they are healthy and protected against these life-threatening diseases. These vaccines don’t just help your child, however. They also protect your friends and family against diseases, as well as the Waterbury community.
DOCS Urgent Care in Waterbury has board-certified physicians that are ready to provide your child with the best care possible, all at affordable prices.