Do I have COVID or the flu?

COVID-19 and the flu share many similar symptoms, and with flu season right around the corner, it’s important to understand the differences between the two. Both viruses are spread the same way – through droplets from the respiratory system that are inhaled through the mouth or nose of another person nearby. It’s estimated that up …

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4 Ways To Prepare For Thanksgiving During COVID-19

4 Ways To Prepare For Thanksgiving During COVID-19

Before sending out invitations to your Thanksgiving feast, or making travel plans, you should prepare for another COVID-19 restricted holiday.This time, however,  you should be planning for smaller gatherings and limiting your chance of exposure. New COVID-19 cases have been reported throughout Connecticut and there are over 60 communities that have high cases of the …

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3 Halloween Health and COVID-19 Safety Tips for Teens

Your kids are itching to go out for a night of trick or treating, wearing costumes, and some Halloween fun. But, to have fun we also need to make sure that everyone stays healthy and safe. COVID-19 cases are on the rise and it’s making us question whether or not we should postpone plans. Things …

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COVID-19 And Flu Season: A Twindemic You Want To Avoid

COVID-19 and the flu is one “twindemic” you want to avoid. This year the CDC is recommending that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot in September or October, before the flu season begins. As symptoms for both COVID-19 and the flu can overlap, you don’t want to skip a …

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Angry Bees and Bee Stings: What To Do If You Are Allergic

It is officially nearing the end of summer, which means we are at the height of the “angry bee” season. During this time, stinging bees and wasps become even angrier because they are preparing their queen for the winter, and are more protective near the hive. This aggravated behavior heightens as their local food resources …

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Top 4 Things to Know About College Vaccines and COVID Testing

Your college bound young adult will soon be experiencing a whole new level of exposure to a flood of new people. With COVID-19 still present,  there is a high probability that they may be in close contact with someone who is ill on a daily basis via classrooms, dorm rooms, and campus recreation centers. Thankfully, …

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COVID-19 Travel Guidelines For Re-Entering Connecticut

ATTENTION AFC PATIENTS In Vernon 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.  As many of you have questions about traveling …

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing at AFC Urgent Care Vernon, CT

AFC Urgent Care Vernon is now offering coronavirus antibody testing for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients seven days a week. The test is performed via a blood draw and is used to detect antibodies developed from past infection with coronavirus. Testing is performed in our walk-in urgent care center and results are typically available within 4-7 business …

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Fourth Of July 2020 and COVID-19: Health And Safety Tips

As we move forward through another holiday during COVID-19, some of us are trying to plan for the 4th of July…..because, frankly, we all could use an escape.  But, what’s safe and what’s not? The good news is that we’ve slowly begun to reopen businesses just in time for the warm weather.Since formal firework events …

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