COVID-19 And The Flu Season: A Twindemic You Want To Avoid

September 30, 2021

COVID-19 And The Flu Season: A Twindemic You Want To Avoid

COVID-19 and the flu is one twindemic you want to avoid. This year the CDC is recommending that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot in September, or October, but before the flu season begins. As symptoms for both viruses often overlap you don’t want to blow off a flu shot this year. Schools are now in session and kids are the most common germ spreaders. People are also ...

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Angry Bees and Bee Stings: What To Do If You Are Allergic to Bees

August 24, 2021

It is officially nearing the end of summer, which means we are at the height of the "angry bee" season. During this time, stinging bees and wasps become even angrier because they are preparing their queen for the winter, and are more protective near the hive. This aggravated behavior heightens as their local food resources are depleted, and they grow hungry. If you are noticing there are a lot of bees around, please take extra ...

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Checking Your Child In For A Back To School Physical

August 17, 2021

Now is the time to add a back to school physical to your checklist of summer to-do’s. If your child skipped their annual doctor’s visit last year because they were mostly virtual, you can’t get away with it again this year. Why? Because school is now in-person and you want your child to get a FULL physical to make sure they’re ready for the school year. Whether they decide to play ...

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Checking You In For A Back To School Physical

August 16, 2021

You can add a back to school physical to your August to-do checklist. If your child skipped their annual doctor’s visit last year because they were mostly virtual, you can’t get away with it again this year. Why? Because school is now in-person and you want your child to get a FULL physical to make sure they’re ready for the school year. Whether they decide to play a school sport or need ...

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Travel Vaccine Checklist for Summer 2021

July 26, 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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Fourth Of July 2021: Health And Safety Tips

July 1, 2021

Who is ready to scream “red white and blue”? The good news is that this year, we can finally enjoy the fourth of July holiday without a lockdown or crowd restrictions. Businesses and events have opened up and vaccines have been distributed to most of the population in Vernon and the rest of Connectuct. For those still unvaccinated, we urge you to continue to wear masks and not to congregate in crowds. As many of ...

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Symptoms of RSV in Babies

December 28, 2020

RSV is an infection of the upper respiratory tract and the lungs. It is extremely common in young children, but adults and older children can also catch RSV. While it is a very manageable illness, there are no specific treatment options or vaccines to stop it. AFC Urgent Care Vernon has information regarding symptoms and treatment options if you think your little one may be sick with RSV. Symptoms of RSV in Babies Older children ...

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Can you Treat Acute Bronchitis?

December 28, 2020

Bronchitis can feel like a never-ending cough. It can take up to ten days to clear up, and with COVID-19 looming around every corner, adding Bronchitis into the mix can leave you feeling exhausted. AFC Urgent Care Vernon has the answer to help you treat your acute Bronchitis this flu season. Since many illnesses stem from the flu, getting a flu shot is the easiest way to stay safe. What is Acute Bronchitis? Bronchitis is ...

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4 Ways To Prepare For Christmas During COVID-19

December 17, 2020

Ready for another COVID-19 restricted holiday? This time, you should be planning for smaller gatherings and limiting your chance of exposure. New COVID-19 cases have been reported throughout Connecticut and there are over 45 locations that have high cases of the virus around the U.S. Governor Lamont has kept us in Phase 2.1 since early November. We still have reduced capacity for restaurants to 50% and indoor gatherings to be no more than ...

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Do I have COVID or the flu?

December 9, 2020

COVID-19 and the flu share many similar symptoms, and with flu season right around the corner, it’s important to understand the differences between the two. Both viruses are spread the same way – through droplets from the respiratory system that are inhaled through the mouth or nose of another person nearby. It’s estimated that up to 56 million people were infected with the flu from 2019 to 2020, however, COVID is a much more ...

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