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Flu Shots & Other Vaccines Offered for Enfield, CT, Residents & Visitors

Flu Shots Enfield CTIf you’re in the Enfield, Connecticut, area and you need a flu shot, you can rely on PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We’ve been serving patients since 2008, and in addition to flu shots, we offer a number of other vaccinations that protect against diseases like diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus.

How Do Flu Shots Work?

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard about the importance of receiving an annual flu shot but don’t know how the vaccine actually prevents you from getting sick. Flu shots essentially teach your body how to respond to the influenza virus so that your immune system can more effectively defend against it should you ever encounter it in real life.

The seasonal influenza vaccine contains weakened or inactive versions of the flu strains that are expected to be most prevalent that year. Once you’ve received the flu vaccine, your immune system starts producing antibodies in response. If you encounter the same virus again, your body will more easily recognize it and remember how to fight it off. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individuals get a flu shot before the end of October, since the flu vaccine can take up to two weeks to become effective and flu season generally runs from November through March.

Visit Our Enfield Office Today

At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we offer flu shots and other vaccines on a walk-in basis, so you don’t need to worry about making an appointment (although you can still opt to use our online check-in tool for even faster service). Our Enfield immediate care center is located at 55 Hazard Avenue, near I-190, and we’re open every day of the year with extended hours.

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