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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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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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Returning To Work In Connecticut After COVID-19: What You Should Know

When is it safe to return to work in Connecticut? According to Governor Lamont the expected date for Phase 2 of the business reopen plan is now June 17th instead of June 20th. The new phase includes the following businesses: indoor restaurants, movie theaters, social clubs and pools, personal services, gyms. But, with Phase 2 …

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Ticks Are Not Social Distancing: How To Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease

Here in the Northeast, ticks are a serious health threat. We have seen an increase in tick-related illnesses in Connecticut over the years. But, as common as they are, there are ways to prevent you and your family from contracting a tick-borne illness. Social distancing has become a part of our norm, and as we …

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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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STD’s, Intimate Relations and Social Distancing During COVID-19

Having safe sex during this pandemic is not only for your sexual health, but for everyone around you who is at risk of getting COVID-19. Safe sex during this time of isolation depends on your current relationship situation and, well, why you’re having sex in the first place. If you are single or are in 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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Spring Allergies or Coronavirus? Know The Symptoms of Each

Spring has sprung early, and most likely, so have your spring allergies. Your spring allergies usually occur when your immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen, such as pollen.  The most common allergens are pollen’s from wind-pollinated plants, such as trees, grasses, and weeds. If you’re one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, …

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

AFC Urgent Care is very closely monitoring the evolving changes of the COVID-19 crisis, and we assure you that as more information is being released about the outbreak we will keep you informed. Please contact your local Department of Public Health at 860-509-8000 as we are not able to test for the virus at AFC …

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