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Flu Vaccines and COVID-19: Preparing for the Twindemic 2020/2021 Flu Season

Flu season 2020/2021 is approaching and it’s time to get your annual flu shot. This year we have new updates to the flu vaccines so that we all can prevent coming down with it.  The hope is that by eliminating the chance of contracting flu we can rule it out when trying to diagnose COVID-19.  …

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Angry Bee Season Is Upon Us; How Do I Know If My Child Is Allergic To Bees

Who else has noticed that the bees in the Northeast are beginning to get more aggressive? It’s not your imagination, and it’s pretty common during this time a year. What you should know is that we’re entering angry bee season. Usually, during the late summer and early fall, bees get close to the end of …

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COVID-19 Travel Guidelines For People Returning to Connecticut

ATTENTION AFC PATIENTS In Danbury Connecticut Per the Regional Travel Advisory (Connecticut, New York and New Jersey) Anyone coming from states with a significant Community spread of COVID-19 is directed to SELF-QUARANTINE for 14 days that starts from the time one arrives in CT, NY and NJ.  With so many questions and uncertainties about traveling …

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing for Walk-In Patients At AFC Urgent Care Danbury, CT!

AFC Urgent Care Danbury is performing COVID-19 antibody testing on asymptomatic patients without an appointment. The test requires a blood draw, with results available in 4-7 business days, depending on lab capacity or any unforeseen circumstances. Antibody testing can detect a past infection with coronavirus and possibly provide immunity to prevent reinfection. Be sure to …

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Fourth of July and COVID-19: Top 5 Health and Safety Tips

This year we are celebrating the Fourth of July differently, and while we may not have formal firework-related events, we still need to take precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of us are planning events and social gatherings with friends and families that may pose a risk of contracting COVID-19. To prevent that from …

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How to Go Back To Work In Connecticut Safely After COVID-19

Are you preparing to go back to work?  “Essential Workers” in the U.S including doctors, nurses, bus drivers, and grocery clerks have continued to work throughout the pandemic. But among the millions of people who have been furloughed or are teleworking for a month or more, some are now asked to return to work. You …

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Antibody Testing: Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

Q: What is the difference between the COVID 19 swab test and the antibody serology testing?  A:  The COVID-19 Swab test (PCR) molecular diagnostic virus screening that detects the presence of Coronavirus in the nasal and throat area. It is administered by obtaining a sample from a nasopharynx or oropharynx or nasal cavity with a …

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Pre Screening at Our AFC Urgent Care Centers

At AFC Urgent Care Danbury,  we understand your concerns and apprehensions regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Please know that the health, safety and well-being of our patients and staff remain our absolute top priority. This is a responsibility each and every one of us take very seriously. As we continue to carefully monitor the situation …

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4 Norovirus treatment and prevention tips

Have you ever gotten sick from eating something bad? Chances are you may have encountered the norovirus. Often called the “stomach flu” or “stomach bug”,  norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illnesses in the United States. Norovirus is most common in the winter months, so let’s use preventative measures to prepare for a norovirus …

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FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC)

****MEDIA ADVISORY**** FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC) -New Britain, West Hartford, Danbury, Torrington & Vernon Locations Protecting Heroes on Nov. 11- WHO?: Dr. Iftikhar Ali, Medical Director of AFC WHAT?: Is offering free flu shots to active and retired members of …

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