Elderly Vaccinations in West Hartford, CT
While many vaccinations are designed for children, it is important that the elderly receive these protections as well. The immunity built through adolescent vaccination will slowly wear down over time, and you may be more prone to diseases due to your age, job, lifestyle or health conditions. Older Adults also require immunizations to prevent the spread of diseases.
DOCS Urgent Care of West Hartford offers affordable elderly vaccinations for your convenience. We offer scheduled and walk-in appointments with board-certified medical experts, and accept most insurances.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – West Hartford
983 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations
What is a Vaccination?
Vaccines are used to strengthen the immune system’s reaction to viruses and bacteria by slowly introducing them to the body in controlled doses. Each vaccine contains a small amount of weak or dead germs of the specific illness that the vaccine is designed to prevent. The body uses this to grow immunity.
Why Does the Elderly Need Vaccinations?
For older adults 65 and older, vaccinations are extremely important. As your age increases, your immune system loses the ability to effectively fight infections. Older age can also bring health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. You can also help prevent the spread of diseases within your community or to your family or friends by getting vaccinated.
Elderly Vaccinations Offered in West Hartford
The elderly are at an increased risk for many vaccine-preventable diseases. It is often the case that lack of protection against preventable diseases are the cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly who have more medical comorbidities and are at higher risk for complications. At our West Hartford office, we offer convenient vaccinations and immunizations for older adults.
Similar to children, the elderly will follow an immunization schedule as well. It’s best to consult with your West Hartfordprimary care physician to understand what your immunization schedule looks like first.
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 West Hartford
Vaccinations can help lower your chances of contracting or spreading a disease. It’s not only important to protect your child, it’s important to protect yourself as well as your community. Talk with your primary care physician at our West Hartford location today to talk about updating your vaccinations.
Our board-certified physicians are ready to provide you with the highest quality of care while providing affordable vaccination services.