Flu Shots in Danbury, CT
DOCS Urgent Care of Danbury has been recognized time and time again as the area’s most trusted clinic for safe and affordable flu shots. Patients can walk right into our clinic and receive all their necessary flu immunizations. Our clinic is not only fast but wait-free and affords all our patients the ease and comfort they need when relying on our trusted team of specialists.
Led by board-certified physicians, the team here at the Danbury Urgent Care Clinic is highly skilled and experienced and is committed to providing the highest quality care at prices that are competitive and affordable. We also accept most major insurances.
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What to Know About Flu Vaccinations
WHY VACCINATE AGAINST THE FLU?
Millions of individuals here in the United States are affected by the common flu (Influenza) each and every year. Influenza is responsible for hospitalizing thousands of individuals many of whom die each year from flu related issues. Influenza does not typically affect the young and elderly, but can be easily transmitted by healthy individuals to those people who are susceptible to many infections. Though the actual infection itself can occur at any time of the year, the flu virus does not actually make its presence known until peak times of the year. The so called “Flu season” typically starts in October and can continue on through the month of May. To avoid being affected by the flu, we highly recommend you receive an annual flu vaccination to not only protect yourself, but protect your family, friends and the community. To receive your flu vaccination, come on down to our trusted clinic here at DOCS Urgent Care of Danbury today.
WHO SHOULD GET VACCINATED?
The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, back in 2010 put in place a recommendation for individuals over the age of 6 months to receive annual vaccines and this very practice remains in effect today. It is recommended that everyone should receive flu vaccinations especially those people who have a higher risk of developing the many flu-related conditions and complications.
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?
The flu vaccine actually introduces a weakened form of the flu virus into your body by injection, a form that is far too weak to cause an actual flu infection. The vaccine triggers the body to build antibodies that target the flu disease specifically and provides future protection as well. This means that if you become infected with the flu virus in the future, your body will be able to fight off the disease and avoid any symptoms from occurring. When you receive a seasonal vaccination, you are protected against the three most common flu strains: Influenza a (H1N1) virus, Influenza A (H3H2) virus, and Influenza B virus. The flu shot is a preemptive measure and should be taken well in advance of any noticeable symptoms. Visit our friendly, professional Danbury walk-in clinic today to receive your flu shot.
The Care You Need, When You Need It in Danbury
DOCS Urgent Care of Danbury is a member of the DOCS Urgent Care network which is a highly reputable network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified health care providers. Our goal and overall commitment is to provide all our valued patients with the highest quality of care at very affordable prices.