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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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AFC Urgent Care Addresses 2018 Flu Season

Jay Fedak, AFC Urgent Care Physician Assistant addresses this years tough flu season. The H3N2 influenza, which is primarily what we are seeing this year,  is proving to be a strong one to battle. In this video, Jay gives actionable, preventative steps to combat the flu, including getting the flu vaccine, and more tips that …

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Which Flu Vaccine? We recommend the Quadrivalent

Did you know that there is actually more than one flu vaccine? Make sure you are in the know this Flu season and we at AFC West Hartford are here to help! What is the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccines? The standard flu vaccine (and only one available until 2012) is the Trivalent Influenza Vaccine. This vaccine …

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Flu Symptoms vs. Cold Symptoms; How to Tell the Difference

How do you know if you have flu symptoms or cold symptoms, and how to tell the difference? Flu symptoms and cold symptoms often mimic one another:  both can have nasal congestion, cough, body aches, headaches and malaise. A common cold, however, rarely has symptoms of fever above 100 degrees. With flu symptoms, you will …

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December 7- 13 is National Flu Vaccine Week

December 7-13 is National Flu Vaccine Week You may have heard recently that many cases of this year’s flu strain is the H3N2 strain, or Influenza A. Our own Dr. Brown was interviewed by the Stamford Advocate last week about whether this changes the protocol for protecting against and treating the flu. He had this to say: …

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