There’s Still Time to Receive a Flu Shot, As Flu Cases Continue to Rise in The Northeast
PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers flu shots at all centers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York
BROOKFIELD, CT., FEBRUARY 20, 2018 — Flu season began early in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, and has continued strong with widespread activity in January and February. With widespread flu activity expected to continue throughout the coming weeks, what’s the good news? It is not too late to receive a flu shot.
This season, it’s reported that the influenza (flu) vaccine is 30% effective against the most active strain of the virus. However, it is still important to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, as the vaccine can help decrease the severity of symptoms and help decrease the risk of complications, which have been severe this flu season.
“It is not too late to receive the influenza vaccine. It generally takes the body two weeks to develop antibodies after receiving a flu shot, so we encourage anyone who hasn’t yet received the shot to not wait any longer,” said Dr. Jeannie Kenkare, PhysicianOne Urgent Care Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer. “We are not only seeing cases of the flu, we are seeing complications from the flu. The vaccine may help lessen those complications.”
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, an Affiliate of Yale New Haven Health has hours that extend beyond the normal primary care provider hours and has, on average, significantly shorter wait times than the emergency room, allowing patients to be cared for sooner. Walk in to any PhysicianOne Urgent Care, any day of the week, to receive your flu shot.
About PhysicianOne Urgent Care
PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides quality, easily-accessible, walk-in medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. All 17 locations throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York are open 365 days per year; 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekends and holidays. Experienced providers are on-site at all times. X-ray and lab services are available on-site. Insurance is accepted; self-pay options are also available. Parking is available at all locations.
Founded in 2008, PhysicianOne Urgent Care was the first in the market to be accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America. In Connecticut and New York, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is proud to be an Affiliate of Yale New Haven Health.
For more information, including a list of services, locations, insurances accepted, career opportunities, to view wait times, and more, please visit www.PhysicianOneUrgentCare.com.