COVID-19 and the 2021 Flu Season: Avoid the Dreaded Twindemic

September 30, 2021

COVID-19 and the 2021 Flu Season: Avoid the Dreaded Twindemic

Flu season is approaching and many of us are wondering what to expect, since unfortunately, COVID-19 is still present. The CDC and researchers are worried of a possible “twindemic”. Both viruses have symptoms that often overlap and sometimes they can be hard to distinguish. In response to this, we have new updates to the flu vaccines to better prepare high risk individuals from getting the flu. AFC Urgent Care New Britain now offers the quadrivalent ...

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Angry Bee Season: Bee Stings, Treatment and Prevention

August 24, 2021

Late summer and early fall is the height of "angry bee" season. When bees and wasps are near the end of their life cycle, they become increasingly aggressive. Being stung by a bee, wasp, hornet, or yellow jacket can be both painful and scary, especially for those who have serious or life-threatening allergic reactions to bee stings. It requires a quick treatment. Here at AFC Urgent Care New Britain we are seeing a high number ...

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Back To School Physicals For Elementary And College Students

August 16, 2021

August is the month to renew immunizations and to get an annual check up. Why? Because a back to school physical will help prepare your elementary and college students for potential health risks in the upcoming year. Afterall, we are no longer fully virtual.   This means our kids are going to be exposed to germs when going back to in-person classes. Whether your child is going away to school or is joining a sports team ...

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Back To School Physicals For Elementary And College Students

August 13, 2021

July and August are the months to renew immunizations and to get an annual check up. Why? Because a back to school physical will help prepare your elementary and college students for potential health risks in the upcoming year. Afterall, we are no longer fully virtual...thank goodness! This means our kids are going to be exposed to germs when going back to in-person classes. Whether your child is going away to school or is ...

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Travel Vaccine Checklist for Summer 2021

August 5, 2021

Summer break is here! The kids are home, and it’s time to take a long awaited break from COVID-19. Traveling is well-established as being both spiritually and emotionally healthy. However, between flying in a congested airplane and encountering a near-infinite number of foreign bacteria, traveling can be unhealthy if you’re not fully prepared. In order to ensure that your body is safe enough to combat the health risks associated with international and domestic ...

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Traveling This Summer? Don’t Forget Your Travel Vaccines

August 2, 2021

Are you traveling this summer? Don’t forget about your travel vaccines. In order to ensure that your body is protected enough to combat the health risks often associated with international and domestic travel, you’ll need to make sure you have the medicine, information, and vaccines necessary to make your trip enjoyable and risk free. AFC Urgent Care New Britain can help with the easy process of getting you immunized and up to speed ...

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July 4th 2021: Health and Safety Tips

July 1, 2021

School is over, New Britain! It’s time to kick back, relax, and have fun this summer. July is one of the hottest months of the year and many of us are outside enjoying barbecues, family friendly activities, the beach/pool and other events. As we try to plan accordingly, it can often be hard to remember all of the July 4th 2021 health and safety tips for you and your family. Here's a ...

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Do I Have Norovirus?

December 24, 2020

Norovirus is also known as the Winter Vomiting Bug. It is an extremely contagious form of gastroenteritis that has over 25 different strains. It is possible to get norovirus multiple times in your life. With the second wave of COVID happening, AFC Urgent Care New Britain is here to help keep you safe. Learn more about the ways to prevent catching norovirus this flu season. Causes & Symptoms The cause of norovirus typically comes from contaminated ...

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Thanksgiving Health And Safety Checklist During COVID-19

November 16, 2020

Are you all ready for another COVID-19 restricted holiday? Thanksgiving is supposed to be the one holiday out of the year where we all stuff our faces and relax with family while being thankful for everyone. But, how are we supposed to do all of that with COVID-19 still very present? This is a common question we’ve been hearing this past week especially with the recent restrictions in Connecticut. There has been an increase ...

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7 Halloween Health and Safety Tips And Tricks for 2020

October 25, 2020

Halloween. Remember when it was so simple, carefree and -for the most part-safe? As many of us participate in Halloween festivities like trick or treating, parties and dressing up in scary costumes, we often forget about the dangers that can come with Halloween night, especially this year. We can now add COVID-19 to the list of concerns to worry about this Halloween weekend. We’re sorry. 🙁 But, don’t let these dangers spook you out ...

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