Flu Shot Or COVID-19 Vaccine? Avoid The Twindemic By Getting Both

September 30, 2021

Flu Shot Or COVID-19 Vaccine? Avoid The Twindemic By Getting Both

“Should I get the flu shot OR get the COVID-19 vaccine?” This shouldn’t be a question. Both vaccines protect against two entirely different viruses. Getting a flu vaccine will not protect you from COVID-19 and getting a COVID-19 vaccine will not protect you from any of the flu strains this winter. Hopefully in the future one will emerge, but for the time being, we need both vaccines. HOWEVER, if you get both a COVID-19 ...

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Angry Bee Season Is Here: How To Treat And Avoid Bee Stings

August 24, 2021

Ouch! Mom, I got stung by a bee!   Kids are going to be kids. It’s the end of summer and they want to be outside as much as they can before school starts. But, they’re still outdoor dangers to be aware about, especially during the later half of summer into early fall.   Did you know, the end of summer into early fall is known for “angry bee” season? It’s not your imagination ...

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Back To School Physicals: Preparing Your Child For In-person School

August 17, 2021

Back to school means going back to the doctor. Why? Because school is now in-person and your child needs to prepare for the unexpected colds, flu, injuries and playing sports.   Whether they decide to play a fall sport or they need to renew immunizations, a back to school physical will cover all of that. Your child’s health is important and getting this more comprehensive physical will help them (and us) get a better picture ...

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Why You Should Stay Warm in the Winter

June 17, 2021

You’re going to want to stay warm this winter, as winters can be unpredictable. It’s surprising the amount of impact cold winters have on your well-being, which is why it’s crucial to stay warm in the winter. Embrace the benefits warmth has to offer and see the difference. If you want to keep your sanity this winter, stay warm! Keeping warm this winter will make you happier, energetic, and healthier. Read on ...

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What causes pneumonia?

June 17, 2021

Pneumonia is a disease in your lungs caused by either bacteria, a virus, or fungi. This then causes inflammation in the lungs, which makes it difficult to breathe. Pneumonia is categorized based on the type and how it was contracted. The flu is one of the causes of pneumonia, as it is typically a complication. Getting a flu shot will decrease your chances of catching pneumonia. If you think you may have contracted pneumonia, visit ...

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We Offer Employer Services!

June 16, 2021

If you are an employer looking for an occupational medicine program, than AFC Urgent Care Dedham is the number one choice for you. We understand that as a business owner, your time and money is extremely valuable which is why we provide efficient and affordable health services for your employees. Some occupational health services AFC Urgent Care provides are: DOT Physicals Pre-Employment Physicals Drug Screenings Lab Testings Our center is conveniently open 7 days a ...

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We Have Board Certified Physicians On-Site Everyday!

June 16, 2021

AFC Urgent Care centers are known for advanced patient care provided by expert physicians and staff. You are guaranteed to be seen by a board certified physician every time! The team at AFC Urgent Care Dedham values respect and consideration for others, honesty and integrity. Our goal is to get you in and out of our doors as quickly as possible, with the best possible care we can provide. We diagnose and treat most non-life ...

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Understanding the Three W’s of Flu Shots: Why, When, and Where?

June 16, 2021

Why is it so important to get a flu shot? December is here which means it is time to get your flu shot! If you’re thinking of skipping your shot, or think “I’m not going to need it,” then you may want to reconsider so you can enjoy the holiday season: Last flu season rates of influenza and critical illness among children skyrocketed, according to the latest CDC numbers on the epidemic. The ...

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Six Things You Need to Fight the Office Flu

June 16, 2021

If ever there were a time during the year that all workers dread, it has to be flu season. Sniffling coworkers, wheezing kids and running out of tissues or hand sanitizer can make the months of flu season extremely stressful, even if you’re one of the lucky ones who remains healthy. Every year, American businesses lose billions of dollars in sick days and lost productivity. Experts estimate the economy will lose about about $20 ...

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Should I Get a Flu Shot?

June 16, 2021

There is never a bad time to get a flu shot. With flu season quickly approaching, and the dangers of a second wave of COVID-19, the best time to get a flu shot is as soon as possible. Flu season falls between the fall and winter months, so it is recommended to have your flu shot by the end of October. The biggest concern for this flu season in combination with the COVID-19 outbreak is ...

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