Flu Shots in Bethel, CT
Beyond Urgent Care is Bethel’s trusted clinic for safe, affordable flu shots. Our location offers no wait times and walk-ins are welcome. Experiencing symptoms or looking to prevent set-on? Come visit us!
Our Bethel Urgent Care Clinic is headed by a board-certified physician and professionally trained staff. Our location provides the highest quality care for our patients and that is more cost effective than a visit to the emergency room. We accept most insurance.
What to Know about Flu Shots
Why vaccinate against the flu?
The common flu, or Influenza, is a severe disease affecting millions per year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and tens of thousands dying from flu-related issues. Influenza does not affect the young and elderly but even healthy people can easily spread the disease to others. Although you can get infected anytime during the year, the flu virus circulates at greater levels during specific times of the year. This “Flu season” typically starts in October and can last until May. The best prevention of Influenza is receiving an annual flu vaccination. Protect your community, Come to our Bethel Urgent Care Clinic for your flu shot today.
Who should get vaccinated?
Anyone and everyone 6 months and older should receive a seasonal flu vaccination. This annual vaccine recommendation was put in place by the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, back in 2010. This recommendation still holds true today. While everyone should receive the vaccine, it is particularly important for people with a higher risk of developing flu-related complications.
These people include:
*Children younger than 5
*Adults 65 and older
*Pregnant women and women up to two weeks postpartum
*Individuals living in nursing homes and long-term care facilities
How does the flu vaccine work?
Flu vaccinations work by introducing a weakened form of the virus to your body. The disease is too weak to actually cause sickness, triggering the body to build antibodies that can target the disease specifically. This trigger leads to future protection; if you are later infected by the Influenza virus, your body has already built up a strong defense against the infection. Because of the vaccination, your body successfully fights the virus without you ever developing symptoms. A seasonal vaccination protects you against the three most common flu strains: Influenza a (H1N1) virus, Influenza A (H3H2) virus, and Influenza B virus. A regular vaccination is your best defense against catching these strains. The flu shot is a preemptive measure and should be taken before you are sick. Visit our Bethel walk-in clinic to receive your flu shot.
Beyond Urgent Care – New Milford is part of the greater Beyond Urgent Care network. This is a team of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified physicians. Our team strives to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable services.