Flu Shots in Connecticut
If you’re in need of you annual flu shot- DOCS Urgent Care is your trusted clinic for safe and easy flu immunizations. DOCS offers various convenient locations across Connecticut. You can walk into our clinic for a fast, wait-free option for your flu immunization. No appointment needed. If we are already in the flu season, or you are simply looking to prevent set-on, stop on into DOCS.
DOCS Urgent Care is run by board-certified physicians who leads the work of our professionally trained staff all across Connecticut. We provide the highest quality care at lower costs than a visit to the emergency room. We accept most insurance plans.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – BETHEL
6 Stony Hill Rd.
Bethel, CT 06801
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 8AM-4PM
What to Know About Flu Vaccinations
WHY VACCINATE AGAINST THE FLU?
The flu impacts millions of lives every year. Are you and your family prepared for this upcoming season? Every single season, the flu impacts millions of lives. Hundreds of thousands end up in the hospital, and tens of thousands die as a result of flu complications. Influenza is a deadly respiratory illness that can be one of many different viral strains. The disease can be caught at any time of the year, so it’s important to be protected.
Flu season commonly runs from October to May however, the illness can strike at any time. The flu is known to be more serious and even fatal for the elderly, young, and any person with particular medical conditions. Visit your local DOCS Urgent Care of Connecticut to stay up to date on vaccinations and relevant information.
WHO SHOULD GET VACCINATED?
Anyone over 6 months of age should receive a seasonal flu vaccination every year. DOCS Urgent Care serves patients with protection against the flu at all of our facilities all across Connecticut. 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 shows the importance of receiving vaccinations and issues for individuals who may have a high risk for developing complications from the flu.
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 vaccinations works by introducing a weakened form of the virus to your body. This triggers your body to naturally build up antibodies that can target the disease specifically. As a result, this vaccination leads to future protection of the illness; if the flu virus later infects you, your body can successfully fight the disease without you ever developing symptoms. Traditional flu vaccinations, or trivalent vaccinations, protect against these three types: influenza A (H1N1) virus, influenza A (H3N2) virus, and influenza B virus.
Receiving flu vaccinations regularly is the best defense against the illness, as new strains are formed every year. A regular vaccination is your best defense against infection by these strains. Before you suffer from symptoms make sure to stop into your local DOCS Urgent Care in Connecticut to receive your flu shot, no appointment necessary.
The Care You Need, When You Need It in Connecticut
DOCS Urgent Care is your trusted health care clinic serving various towns across Connecticut. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable care.