Flu Shots Available for Bristol, CT, Residents & Visitors
If you need a flu shot and you’re in the Bristol, Connecticut, area, you can turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We’re a trusted immediate care provider and we’re pleased to offer the influenza vaccine, as well as vaccinations for a number of other illnesses like diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus.
How Does the Flu Vaccine Work?
Have you ever wondered exactly how a flu shot helps to protect you from getting the flu? It all comes down to how your immune system reacts to the vaccine. Seasonal flu shots contain weakened or inactive versions of the flu strains that are expected to be most common that year. When you receive a flu shot, your immune system reacts by producing antibodies designed to destroy each flu strain contained in the vaccine. In the event that you’re exposed to one of these strains again in the future, your immune system will be better equipped to quickly recognize it and produce the correct antibodies, thereby minimizing your chances of becoming ill with the flu.
Offering Convenient Care for Bristol-Area Patients
At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we understand how busy our patients’ daily schedules are. Between work, school, and other obligations, you barely have any time to spare, and you certainly don’t want to waste that time having to schedule and then attend a flu shot appointment.
Luckily, you don’t have to worry about making an appointment to receive the flu vaccine at PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Just stop in whenever it’s most convenient for you—we’re open 365 days per year with extended hours. Our Bristol immediate care center is located at 576 Farmington Avenue and we even offer an online check-in option for patients who want to further expedite their visits.