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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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Get Your Flu Shot: Protect the Elderly

<![CDATA[Did you know that by getting your flu shot, you could be protecting the elderly in your community, and family? According to a recent study out of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, when healthy adults under age 65 get a flu shot there's a good chance they may also be helping older adults in their communities avoid …

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Child Flu: What To Do When Your Child Is Sick

The flu is an infection of the respiratory tract. It’s caused by a virus that spreads easily from person to person. Flu season in the U.S. is from October all the way through May. The flu is highly contagious, so it can begin being spread from day before you experience any symptoms, and continue to be contagious until …

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Get Your Flu Shot: Protect the Elderly

Did you know that by getting your flu shot, you could be protecting the elderly in your community, and family? According to a recent study out of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, when healthy adults under age 65 get a flu shot there’s a good chance they may also be helping older adults in their communities avoid …

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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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Is it the Flu or Just a Cold?

Autumn means many fun things: tailgating, apple picking, fall fair season and unfortunately the start of flu season. Seems early, doesn’t it?  Thankfully the flu is preventable, but you’ll need to act soon. Don’t worry because we are here to help! Sometimes even the best preparation isn’t enough and we still get sick, but sometimes it …

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Flu Season Peaks, Year-to-Date Numbers Show Spike in Reports

Flu season is in full swing. This weekend the CT Department of Public Health released the latest numbers and the results point to similar trends in years past. Last year the flu peaked in the week ending in January 12. It’s not to late to protect yourself and your family with a flu shot as …

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CDC Tips to Stay Safe & Healthy This Winter

Many people spend time outdoors in the winter working, traveling, or enjoying winter sports. Outdoor activities can expose you to several safety hazards, but you can take these steps to prepare for them… Visit the CDC to learn more on  preventing carbon monoxide poisoning, staying safe in power outages and extreme weather and staying healthy …

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