Flu Shots Are Always Available in Newtown, CT
If flu season has already started, you may be wondering if flu shots are still available. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Newtown, Connecticut, the answer is yes. And, if you haven’t already, we encourage you to get one right away. There’s no need to wait; we make it easy. Our office is open 365 days per year during extended hours – from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. And, we don’t require appointments for flu shots (or any of our other urgent care services). Simply stop by at your convenience, and we’ll get you vaccinated and on your way to better health as quickly as possible.
Typically, the annual influenza vaccine becomes available in early September, and flu season runs from late October through early May. To ensure optimal protection, it’s important to get vaccinated before flu season is in full swing. This will give your body enough time to respond to the flu vaccine and build up immunity to the most common influenza viruses.
It’s Never Too Late for a Flu Shot
Many experts believe the optimal time for flu shots is late September. But, if time has gotten away from you and you haven’t been vaccinated yet, there’s no need to worry – or abandon the idea entirely. Even when administered later in the season, a flu shot can still be beneficial. Outside of peak flu season, influenza viruses continue to circulate in lower concentrations throughout the year. Therefore, regardless of the timing, it’s always better to protect yourself with a flu shot than to go without. And, while flu shots are important for just about everyone, they are especially so for children and seniors, who are more susceptible to contracting the flu and experiencing complications.
So, can you still get a flu shot in November, December, January, or later? Yes, you can! Don’t wait until next year and risk your health – the team at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Newtown is always looking out for you and your family. Stop by our office and receive your annual influenza vaccination today.