Flu Shots Available at Our West Hartford, CT, Urgent Care Center
If you’re looking to avoid the flu, one of the best things you can do is get a flu shot. Fortunately, individuals in the West Hartford, Connecticut, area can rely on PhysicianOne Urgent Care for the influenza vaccine. We proudly offer flu shots and a number of other vaccinations—including diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus vaccines—on a walk-in basis.
How the Flu Vaccine Works
How exactly does the influenza vaccine prevent you from getting the flu? It all comes down to how your immune system reacts to being exposed to the influenza virus. Flu shots contain inactive or weakened forms of the virus. Once you receive the vaccine, your immune system will start creating antibodies that will help destroy the virus if you’re ever exposed to it again in the future. Because the seasonal flu vaccine only contains the flu strains that are expected to be especially common that year, it’s important to get a flu shot on an annual basis so that you’re fully protected.
Open 365 Days Per Year
When you turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care for a flu shot or any of the other vaccines we offer, you don’t need to worry about fitting an appointment into your busy schedule. That’s because our West Hartford urgent care center, located at 21 North Main Street, is open every day of the year with extended hours. Just stop by our office whenever it’s convenient for you and our experienced team will provide you with the care you need (you might want to call ahead of time to ensure we have the vaccine you need in stock). And if you’d like to further expedite your visit, you can take advantage of our online check-in system.