Flu Shots in Connecticut
Prepare you and your family for flu season before it is too late! At your local primary care facility in Connecticut, our certified physicians administer safe and affordable flu shots, we accept most major insurance providers. DOCS Primary Care will supply you the flu-immunization needed to ensure you’re healthy this season.
What to Know About Flu Vaccinations
WHY VACCINATE AGAINST THE FLU?
The common flu is dangerously contagious affecting millions each year. The illness is constantly changing and depending on the disease it can cause mild to severe illness, sometimes leading to death.
From previous research, flu season typically peaks during the stretch of months between October and May. Influenza does not affect the children as often as it does mid to late aged men and women. One the flu is contracted by a person, their family and close friends become exposed to the disease giving them an increased rate of exposure, leading to them also becoming infected. Keep you and your community safe by visiting your local primary care physician at one of our Connecticut offices.
WHO SHOULD GET VACCINATED?
Regardless of your previous health history, the flu can still affect you. There are many cases where the healthiest of people have contracted the disease. There are however people at a greater risk of the flu, people who suffer from chronic illness, pregnant women, children under 5 years of age, and people over 65 years of age all have a heightened chance.
Anyone over 6 months of age should receive a seasonal flu vaccination. While it’s advised everyone should receive the flu vaccination, it is even more important for individuals at a high risk of suffering from complications. At all of our primary care offices in Connecticut, we can provide you with quick and affordable flu shots at your convenience.
Higher Risk Individuals Include :
- Children 5 years and younger
- Adults 65 years and older
- Pregnant women or women up to 2 weeks postpartum
- Individuals living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities
HOW DOES THE FLU VACCINE WORK?
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. This vaccination works toward future protection allowing your body to easily fight it off if you come into contact with the disease later on.
A seasonal vaccination protects you against the three most common flu strains: Influenza a (H1N1) virus, Influenza A (H3H2) virus, and Influenza B virus. Your best defense, is a regular vaccination. Make sure you visit your primary care physician at one of our Connecticut locations to protect yourself this flu season!
The Care You Need, When You Need It in Connecticut
DOCS Primary Care is a leading care provider with locations all across Connecticut. Our primary care officers are supervised by board-certified doctors who offer trustworthy services to ensure you and your family’s wellbeing.