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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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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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COVID-19 Health and Safety Tips for Fourth of July 2020

Staying safe around the holidays can be tough as some can become injured by firework accidents, suffer from prolonged heat exposure, foodborne illnesses, and even dehydration. It also doesn’t help that we’re still in a pandemic where large social gatherings can spike up cases of COVID-19. When we head into this extended celebration, let’s remember …

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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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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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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

<![CDATA[ AFC Urgent Care is very closely monitoring the evolving changes of the COVID-19 crisis, and we assure you that as more information is being released about the outbreak we will keep you informed. This page continues to be updated as more information becomes available. We recognize you may be feeling concerned and frightened by …

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How To Prepare For a Norovirus Outbreak

<![CDATA[Last year, norovirus plagued some of our favorite local restaurant establishments and infected many people in our surrounding community. The virus commonly known as the stomach flu or bug is an intestinal virus that may cause acute gastroenteritis. It is highly contagious and can be transmitted from person to person by contaminated food and water …

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Why do I always feel tired by this time of year?

<![CDATA[Everyone’s out celebrating and running around getting gifts, but you’re at home ready for a daytime nap. It’s the end of the year burn-out and we all tend to lose precious hours from our sleep schedules in order to celebrate and be around the people we love. “Why do I always feel tired by this …

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