Visit Our Ridgefield, CT, Urgent Care Center for Flu Shots & Other Vaccinations
Are you concerned about contracting the flu? Aside from keeping your hands clean and making sure not to share food or drinks, one of the best things you can do to keep yourself healthy is to get a flu shot. Seasonal flu vaccines contain inactive or weakened versions of what are expected to be the most common flu strains in the upcoming year. When this form of the flu enters your body, your immune system reacts by creating antibodies that will protect you against it in the future. If you’re in Ridgefield, Connecticut, or a nearby area, you can receive a flu shot at PhysicianOne Urgent Care.
When Should You Get Vaccinated for the Flu?
You should aim to get a flu shot in early fall. Although you can contract the flu at any time during the year, “flu season” typically lasts from November through March. Because the influenza vaccine can take up to two weeks to go into effect, you’ll want to give yourself a cushion of time to avoid becoming infected before you’re fully protected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend getting a flu shot before the end of October.
Stop Into Our Ridgefield Location
If you’re in the Ridgefield area and you need a flu shot or another vaccine — we also offer vaccinations for diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus — stop into PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Our office is located at 10 South Street, right off of Danbury Road. We administer our flu vaccines and other vaccinations on a walk-in basis, so don’t worry about making an appointment (although you may want to call ahead of time to ensure we have the vaccine you need in stock). While we offer exceptionally short wait times, if you’re in a particular hurry, you can also take advantage of our online check-in system.