Flu Shots Available for Adults and Children in Norwich, CT
Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a contagious virus that affects millions of people every year and can lead to hospitalization or even death in some cases. That’s why it’s so important to get a flu shot every year to protect you from this viral infection. If you live in the Norwich, Connecticut, area, you can turn with confidence to PhysicianOne Urgent Care to receive a flu shot. We make receiving a flu shot on your own schedule as easy as possible: we’re open 365 days per year with extended evening hours and can administer the vaccine to all patients aged five and older. It’s important to keep in mind that a flu shot can take up to two weeks to be effective, so it’s a good idea to get yours before flu season actually begins.
Does Everyone Need a Flu Vaccine?
If you’ve been lucky enough to avoid the flu throughout the years, you may think that it’s not important for you to get a flu shot. However, that’s simply not the case. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone, regardless of their health, get a flu shot. But, if you belong to one of the following groups, it’s especially important that you get a flu shot because you’re at a higher risk of becoming infected by the flu:
- Adults ages 50 and over
- Women who are or who will become pregnant during flu season
- Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities
- Health care personnel
- Caregivers of children under five or adults over the age of 50
Stop by Today
Come down to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwich today to receive a flu shot. Our urgent care center is located at 607 West Main Street in the old Papa Gino’s building. And, for added convenience, you can check in online to expedite your visit.