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Why It’s Important To Get Vaccinated For The Flu in 2020

Why do you need to get a flu shot this year? We hear it all the time. That being said,  this year it is important to get vaccinated for the flu not only to protect you from the flu but also because COVID-19 is still with us and doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon. …

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What To Do If My Child Is Allergic To Bee Stings; Angry Bee Season is Here!

It is not your imagination. Bees are out and they seem more aggressive these days. Late summer into early fall is the height of the “angry bee” season. As bees and wasps near the end of their life cycle, they become increasingly aggressive and ready to sting.  Everyone reacts differently to bee stings and it …

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School Immunizations And COVID-19 Tests For Students in 2020

Have a child entering school in a few weeks? How about a college Freshman about to leave for fall semester? It’s time to check off important medical prerequisites before sending them off to school.  AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is aware that the coronavirus pandemic is concerning parents about their children returning to school safely. …

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Connecticut’s Travel Guidelines for People Returning to Connecticut

ATTENTION AFC PATIENTS In West Hartford Connecticut Per the Regional Travel Advisory (Connecticut, New York and New Jersey) Anyone coming from states with a significant Community spread of COVID-19 is directed to SELF-QUARANTINE for 14 days that starts from the time one arrives in CT, NY and NJ.  As many of you have questions about …

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Avoid Lyme Disease: Social Distance From Ticks In 2020

<![CDATA[This time of the year, ticks are a real threat in the Connecticut and New England area. If you are hiking, or spending time outdoors in a grassy or wooded area, there is a high chance you could be bitten by a deer tick. Deer ticks are actually the most common tick carrying Lyme Disease, …

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Antibody Testing: Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

<![CDATA[ Q: What is the difference between the COVID 19 swab test and the antibody serology testing?  A:  The COVID-19 Swab test (PCR) molecular diagnostic virus screening that detects the presence of Coronavirus in the nasal and throat area. It is administered by obtaining a sample from a nasopharynx or oropharynx or nasal cavity with …

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Is there a Relationship Between COVID-19 and STD's?

<![CDATA[As you probably have figured out by now, social distancing does not mean have sex as much as possible. It is also not a time to be reckless and have unprotected sex. For that reason, we must be smart and safe so that we can "flatten the curve" and reduce the amount of COVID-19 infections …

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Pre Screening at Our AFC Urgent Care Centers

<![CDATA[At AFC Urgent Care West Hartford we understand your concerns and apprehensions regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Please know that the health, safety and well-being of our patients and staff remain our absolute top priority. This is a responsibility each and every one of us take very seriously. As we continue to carefully monitor the …

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Do I Have Spring Allergies, Flu or Coronavirus?

<![CDATA[Spring is packed with some of our favorite things — picnics, outdoor adventures and longer, warmer days — but it’s also when allergies act up and cold season lingers. With the new wrench we are all learning more about- Coronavirus, sometimes it can be tough to tell if you’re coming down with the flu, Coronavirus …

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