Flu Shots in Fairfield, CT

DOCS Urgent Care – Fairfield, CT is the region’s top clinic to get safe, affordable flu shots for your family. If you’re looking for a short wait time, we welcome you to come to see us as a walk-in patient for your flu immunization. Even if we’re in the middle of flu season, it’s never too late to get your flu shot.

A board-certified physician leads our professionally trained staff in managing our Urgent Care Clinic in Fairfield, CT. We always give the best quality care at economical costs than a trip to the emergency room. Our clinic takes most health insurance plans.

QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE

DOCS URGENT CARE – FAIRFIELD

ADDRESS
525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off
Fairfield, CT 06825

PHONE
(203) 870-1973

HOURS
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 9AM-1PM

What to Know About Flu Vaccinations

WHY VACCINATE AGAINST THE FLU?

Influenza, also known as the common flu, is a dangerous respiratory infection affecting millions each year. Every year, more than 700,000 are hospitalized while around 60,000 die from complications from the flu. You can catch any of the various strains of the flu any time of the year but during the colder months, it reaches its peak. The season usually begins in October and can last until around May.

Influenza can be serious or even deadly for the young, elderly, and those with certain conditions. Even healthy people can contract the flu, which is why the best prevention is to get your yearly flu shot. Protect your family and yourself by visiting our Fairfield, CT Urgent Care Clinic for your flu shot today.

WHO SHOULD GET VACCINATED?

Everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine every year. Let our health professionals help you with your protection against the flu at our Urgent Care facility in Fairfield, CT. According to the CDC, this yearly vaccine recommendation is the number one method for individuals to protect against catching or spreading the flu. In fact, Americans have been safely receiving the flu vaccination for nearly 50 years now. Extensive research demonstrates the safety of everyone receiving the flu vaccine. However because some individuals stand a higher risk for developing flu-related complications, it’s especially imperative.

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 works by causing antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after receiving the vaccine. When you receive the flu vaccination injection, you’re receiving an inactivated strain of the virus. Traditional flu vaccinations, or trivalent vaccinations, protect against these three types: influenza A (H1N1) virus, influenza A (H3N2) virus, and influenza B virus.

You can also receive a vaccine in our Fairfield, CT location that protects against four types of flu viruses, also known as quadrivalent vaccinations. These include the three listed above and another influenza B virus. For those allergic to eggs, a recombinant influenza vaccine has been developed. It is the only flu vaccine that is 100% egg-free. The nasal spray flu vaccination is the only vaccination that contains live, attenuated (weakened) strains of the flu virus.

You should receive your vaccination while you are healthy and prior to showing any symptoms. It provides protection for each upcoming flu season and is your number one defense against catching the flu. Since there are multiple types of flu vaccinations, it’s best to speak with a doctor at our Urgent Care clinic in Fairfield, CT to determine which flu vaccination is a fit for you.

Care When You Need It in Fairfield

DOCS Urgent Care of Fairfield is part of the larger DOCS Urgent Care network. A network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified health care providers. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable care.