Flu Shots in Bethel, CT

Are you prepared for this upcoming flu season? Stop in at DOCS Urgent Care of Bethel, your areas trusted clinic for safe and affordable flu shots. No need to make an appointment, Docs Urgent Care gives you flu-immunization options at your convenience. Docs Urgent Care of Bethel is run by a board-certified physician who leads the work of our professionally trained staff. We pride ourselves with exceptional care and accept most major insurances.

QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE

DOCS URGENT CARE – BETHEL

ADDRESS
6 Stony Hill Rd.
Bethel, CT 06801

PHONE
(203) 408-6409

FAX
(203) 917-4930

HOURS
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-4PM

What to Know About Flu Vaccinations

WHY VACCINATE AGAINST THE FLU?

The common flu, or Influenza, is a serious disease affecting millions every year. This illness is tricky because it is constantly changing. Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.

Flu season typically peaks during the month of October and can continue until may. Influenza does not affect the young and elderly, but even healthy people can spread the disease to those susceptible to infection. You may be able to pass on flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. The greatest prevention against Influenza is to receive an annual flu vaccination. Visit Docs Urgent Care of Bethel to keep yourself and your community healthy and protected

WHO SHOULD GET VACCINATED?

Anyone can get the flu, including the most healthy of people. Serious complications due to the flu, can happen to someone at any age. However, some are more at risk of developing complications if they’re sick than others. This includes people who suffer from chronic illnesses, pregnant women, children under five years old, and people older than 65.

 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. Here at DOCS Urgent Care of Bethel 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 DOCS Urgent Care of Bethel to protect yourself this flu season!

The Care You Need, When You Need It in Bethel

DOCS Urgent Care is a leading walk-in clinic with location all across Connecticut. At our Bethel location our certified and physicians care about your wellbeing. Stop by today for your yearly flu vaccination!