Get Your Flu Shot at Our Urgent Care Center in Norwalk, CT
Are you looking for a place to get your flu shot? If so, your search can end with PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Our Norwalk, Connecticut, urgent care center offers flu shots, as well as a wide selection of other vaccinations (including diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus vaccines).
How Do Flu Shots Work?
You’ve probably heard people talking about how important it is to get a flu shot (and they’re right — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that all healthy individuals receive a flu shot each year). But, have you ever wondered how the influenza vaccine prevents you from getting sick? The seasonal flu vaccine contains the influenza strains that are expected to be most prevalent in the upcoming year, in an inactive or weakened form. When those strains enter your system, your body starts producing antibodies that will help keep you from contracting the sickness in the future. Because it can take up to two weeks for you to become fully protected, the CDC recommends that people get a flu shot before the end of October, so that there will be a long enough window of time before flu season starts in November.
No Appointments Needed
If you’d like to receive a flu shot or any of the other vaccines we offer, visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s Norwalk location at a time that fits into your schedule. We understand that work, school, and other commitments can make it difficult to arrange appointments, which is why we perform all of our vaccinations on a walk-in basis. We’re conveniently located at 346 Main Avenue, in the old Hour Building, and we offer extended hours — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Feel free to call us before stopping by to make sure we have the vaccine you need in stock. And, to further expedite your visit, be sure to take advantage of our online check-in service.