Why It’s Especially Important To Get Vaccinated For The Flu in 2021

September 30, 2021

Why It’s Especially Important To Get Vaccinated For The Flu in 2021

Why do you need to get a flu shot this year? We hear it all the time. But, this time it is important to get vaccinated for the flu in 2021 because COVID-19 is still here. Unfortunately. . Both viruses have symptoms that are very similar and heading into the flu season, you don’t want to get both. The CDC has issued a statement that everyone over the age of 6-months needs to get the ...

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What To Do If My Child Is Allergic To Bee Stings

August 24, 2021

Bees are out and if they seem more aggressive these days it isn’t your mind playing tricks on you. Late summer into early fall is the height of the "angry bee" season. As bees and wasps near the end of their life cycle, they become increasingly aggressive and ready to sting. Everyone reacts differently to bee stings and it is important to differentiate between a "normal", non allergic reaction and an allergic reaction when ...

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Back To School Physicals: The Annual Check Up You Don’t Want To Miss

August 16, 2021

Back to school means back to the doctor. This annual check up...aka a yearly physical, is the most important doctor visit of the year to evaluate your child’s overall health. So, you don’t want to skip this one Annual physicals are also more comprehensive than a regular check up or a sports physical. So if you got your child a sports physical for summer camp or summer sports, this does not mean ...

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Back To School Physicals: The Annual Check Up You Don’t Want To Miss

August 8, 2021

Back to school means back to the doctor. This annual check up...aka a yearly physical, is the most important doctor visit of the year to evaluate your child’s overall health. So, you don’t want to skip it! Annual physicals are more comprehensive than a regular check up or a sports physical. So if your child had a sports physical for summer camp or summer sports, this does not mean that they can ...

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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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Health & Safety Tips for Fourth Of July 2021

July 1, 2021

Health & Safety Tips for Fourth Of July 2021

It’s that time of year again where we all scream “red, white and blue”! People are firing up the grill, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family watching fireworks. As some families are enjoying the holiday outdoor festivities, still others are taking a trip to the urgent care or ER. Staying safe around the holidays can be a tough challenge, as some can become injured by firework accidents, others suffer ...

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Flu Season Peaks, Year-to-Date Numbers Show Spike in Reports

May 10, 2021

  Flu season is in full swing. This weekend the CT Department of Public Health released the latest numbers and the results point to similar trends in years past. Last year the flu peaked in the week ending in January 12. It’s not to late to protect yourself and your family with a flu shot as we are in the peak. According to last year’s statistics, another peak will hit in the week around ...

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FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC)

May 7, 2021

****MEDIA ADVISORY**** FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC) -New Britain, West Hartford, Danbury, Torrington & Vernon Locations Protecting Heroes on Nov. 11- WHO?: Dr. Iftikhar Ali, Medical Director of AFC WHAT?: Is offering free flu shots to active and retired members of the military on Veterans Day in appreciation for their service. *please bring military ID at time of visit WHEN?: Monday, November 11th from 8 am – 8 pm WHERE?: At our AFC Locations Listed below 135 East Main Street in New Britain 1030 Boulevard in West Hartford 2 Main Street in Danbury 100 Mill Plain Road in Danbury 76C Newtown Road in Danbury 179 Talcottville Road in Vernon 1171 East Main Street in Torrington WHY?: November is the ideal month to receive a flu shot for optimum protection from the flu virus. The flu can lead to life-threatening complications, especially for those with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease, During recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older. AFC Urgent Care is honored to serve YOU a FREE flu shot! AFC locations are open Monday through Friday from 8 am-8 pm and weekends from 8 am-5 pm. No appointment is required and care is dispensed with the utmost quality and efficiency. The centers are located at 1171 East Main St. Torrington CT; 135 East Main St., New Britain CT; 1030 Boulevard West Hartford, CT; 179 Talcottville Rd., Vernon, CT; Danbury locations 2 Main St., 100 Mill Plain Rd & 76C Newtown Rd. All locations offer convenient, private parking. For more information visit www.afcurgentcare.com.]]> Post navigation

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See us on News Channel 8 weighing in on Summer Camp & Sports Safety…

May 7, 2021

Dr. Thomas Brown of Urgent Care in West Hartford weighs in as an export. Tips on keeping your kids healthy during summer sports & camp. News Channel 8 covered topics in all aspects of summer camp & sports safety.

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Free Flu Shots For Veterans In Honor of Veterans Day at AFC Urgent Care West Hartford

May 7, 2021

Free Flu Shots For Veterans In Honor of Veterans Day at AFC Urgent Care West Hartford

Health Care Leader to Serve Those Who Have Served Our Country WEST HARTFORD, CT (November 10, 2016) – American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, announced today it will offer military veterans free flu shots on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at their West Hartford AFC Urgent Care Center located at 1030 Boulevard. The announcement is an extension of AFC’s effort to promote flu ...

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