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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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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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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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