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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How to have a Healthy Holiday Season

November 23, 2020

With so many things going on this year, having a healthy holiday does not necessarily mean not catching a cold. It’s important to keep your physical and mental health at the top of your mind throughout the entire winter. There can be a lot of overwhelming pressure to maintain a sense of happiness while also wondering if your new cough is from COVID. AFC Urgent Care in Vernon is here to help you feel ...

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4 Ways To Prepare For Thanksgiving During COVID-19

November 16, 2020

Before sending out invitations to your Thanksgiving feast, or making travel plans, you should prepare for another COVID-19 restricted holiday. This time, however, 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 60 communities that have high cases of the virus. Governor Lamont recently rolled us all back into Phase 2 with reduced capacity for restaurants to 50% and ...

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3 Halloween Health and COVID-19 Safety Tips for Teens

October 29, 2020

Your kids are itching to go out for a night of trick or treating, wearing costumes, and some Halloween fun. But, to have fun we also need to make sure that everyone stays healthy and safe. COVID-19 cases are on the rise and it’s making us question whether or not we should postpone plans. Things like facial masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing are going to need to be added to the list to ...

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3 Halloween Health and COVID-19 Safety Tips for Teens

September 23, 2020

Your kids are itching to go out for a night of trick or treating, wearing costumes, and some Halloween fun. But, to have fun we also need to make sure that everyone stays healthy and safe. COVID-19 cases are on the rise and it’s making us question whether or not we should postpone plans. Things like facial masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing are going to need to be added to the list to ...

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Cold or Flu?

October 23, 2017

Cold or Flu?

October means sweater weather and the arrival of our beautiful Fall Foliage, but it’s also the start of flu season. while this may seem early, don’t wait to take steps to protect yourself this flu season. Fear not, as the flu, if dealt with early on, is preventable! Sometimes, however it can be hard to know if what you have is the flu or just a cold. Fear not because the Doctors here ...

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