West Haven, CT Vaccinations & Immunizations

The dependable board-certified doctors at DOCS Urgent Care in West Haven, CT are here to provide you with your vaccinations and immunizations. We strive to deliver top-notch care to the community at affordable prices. Our clinic accepts most health insurance policies and takes walk-ins daily.

QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE

DOCS URGENT CARE – West Haven

ADDRESS
636 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

PHONE
(203) 691-1584

FAX
(203) 859-5243

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

ROUTINE VACCINATIONS in West Haven, CT

Experts highly suggest that you get proper immunizations throughout your life. Babies and adolescents have a fixed schedule to follow. For children who don’t get their immunizations on time, talk with your doctor about make-up vaccinations. Adults should receive boosters unless differently instructed by your doctor. Vaccinations can easily be given at the next appointment if missed.

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

Upon birth, you receive your initial immunization. At each check-up that follows, you are given immunizations depending on the vaccination schedule. The US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians support this schedule for the general public.

Required 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)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)

Elderly Vaccinations

It’s no secret that as we get older, our body doesn’t work like it used to. This includes our immune system, which isn’t as efficient at protecting us from diseases like the flu. If you’re over 65 then your first line of defense is by maintaining your immunizations. Adequate immunization is crucial notably for the elderly. For a checkup and vaccinations, visit our clinic in West Haven, CT.

Common Vaccinations Include:

  • 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

Various countries require certain immunizations you need before you’re allowed to visit. As you’re planning for your international trip, visit our West Haven, CT clinic to make sure you’re well and your vaccinations are current.

Not sure where to start? Visit the CDC Health Travel Site for additional details. Also, if you still feel a little lost or have concerns, we’re more than glad to help you as you prepare for your trip. Visit us during business hours at our West Haven, CT clinic.

Common Vaccinations Include:

  • 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

When your body is exposed to bacteria or a virus, it’s seen as an invader and your immune system fights it off by creating antibodies that stay in your system. You might still come down with the illness but if you catch it again, your body is better able to defend itself.

Once you have the antibodies you need, you’re unlikely to catch the disease again. After the exposure to a virus, your body forms the immunity. This is the purpose of vaccines. It gives individuals a weakened or dead form of a disease so their bodies can build immunity safely.

Measles is a good example of a vaccination that is given to children in order to help them build immunity. It is not nearly as dangerous as the actual virus. If you would like more information about how vaccines work, let us know when you come by our West Haven, CT office for your immunizations.

Why Are Vaccinations Important?

In our West Haven, CT office, our experts usually provide vaccines by injection but some can be administered orally. These are given efficiently, although it should be understood that vaccinations don’t promise 100 percent immunity against diseases. Individuals who haven’t been vaccinated can infect vaccinated individuals. However, the infection will not be as serious if they had been exposed without having been vaccinated.

It’s proven that when the larger portion of the population gets vaccinated, it lowers instances of preventative diseases. Statistics show that more than 95 percent of illnesses have been decreased as a result of vaccinations.

It’s also important to make sure you get the immunizations you need because these diseases might possibly be able to come back as time passes. Not only does it guard your family but also it benefits and gives protection to those who cannot get immunizations. This is called herd immunity. Visit our West Haven, CT clinic any day of the week to protect your health.

Do Adults Need VAccinations?

Adults unquestionably need to make sure their vaccinations are current to preserve their health. Vaccines aren’t as effective over time. Some vaccines, like the flu shot, should be taken each year. Some like the tetanus booster need to be given every 10 years. Then there are diseases like shingles that affects adults later in life. Get your immunizations in our West Haven, CT office, today.

The Care When You Need It in West Haven

DOCS Urgent Care – West Haven, 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.