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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Why Women are More Likely to Get Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease affects millions of Americans every year, but women are ten times more likely to have an imbalance than men. There is no definitive answer as to why this is, but doctors speculate it is likely due to different hormones and the reproductive system. For any general health questions or concerns, visit AFC Urgent Care …

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About The New COVID-19 Vaccines

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About The New COVID-19 Vaccines

Connecticut has taken a lead role for vaccination and distribution of the new COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. As we finally have a vaccine readily available, as we roll it out,  there are many questions circulating about the vaccine itself, its effectiveness, who can get it and if it’s safe for the public.  With …

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Tips for Holiday Cooking Safety

From turkeys to Christmas cookies, holiday cooking is the best part of some family’s winter season. While it is all meant to be a fun family pastime, small mistakes can easily become overlooked, and accidents will happen. AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is here to provide you with proactive information to keep your loved ones …

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End Of The Year Celebrations While Staying COVID-19 Free

Did everyone have a safe and COVID-19 free Thanksgiving this year? Recent spikes of COVID-19 cases, hospitalization rates and deaths show otherwise. We are now paying the price with the huge spike in COVID numbers since Thanksgiving.  So does this mean no Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza?  What about New Years? COVID-19 may have put a stop to our …

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Understanding The Different Types Of COVID-19 Tests On The Market

AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is performing COVID-19 testing for employers, living facilities, nursing homes and friends and families surrounding the West Hartford area. As we continue to increase testing and offer more testing options, many of you have questions concerning the types of COVID-19 tests offered.  AFC Urgent Care West Hartford created this guide …

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Stay Safe Outdoors this Winter Season

With snow and freezing temperatures ahead of us, it’s important to take precautions this winter season. Accidents do happen, and they often occur more during the winter season. From slipping on frozen sidewalks to hypothermia, AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is here to keep you prepared and informed this winter season. Heart Problems With temperatures …

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How To Plan For Thanksgiving During COVID-19

How To Plan For Thanksgiving During COVID-19

Is it safe to plan for Thanksgiving this year during the pandemic?  Just like the other holidays, most of the COVID-19 rules still apply. When out in public or going to an event we all should still be wearing a mask, washing our hands and staying socially distant. With recent COVID-19 cases and surges in …

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