Flu-Shots in New Milford, CT
Beyond Urgent Care – New Milford is the area’s trusted clinic for safe, affordable flu shots. You can walk into our clinic for a fast, wait-free option for your flu immunization. If we are already in the flu season, or you are simply looking to prevent set-on, come visit us.
Our New Milford Urgent Care Clinic is run by a board-certified physician who leads the work of our professionally trained staff. We provide the highest quality care at lower costs than a visit to the emergency room. We accept most insurance.
What to Know about Flu Vaccinations
Why vaccinate against the flu?
The common flu, or Influenza, is a serious disease affecting millions every year. Influenza hospitalizes hundreds of thousands and tens of thousands die from related issues per year. Influenza does not affect the young and elderly, but even healthy people can spread the disease to those susceptible to infection. Although you can get infected at any time of the year, the flu virus circulates at higher levels during peak times of the year. This “Flu season” typically starts in October and can remain until May. The greatest prevention against Influenza is to receive an annual flu vaccination. Protect your community; come to our New Milford Urgent Care Clinic for your flu shot today.
Who should get vaccinated?
Anyone over 6 months of age 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 suggestion 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 5 years and younger
*Adults 65 years 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 contagion is too weak to actually cause infection, triggering the body to build antibodies that can target the disease specifically. This vaccination leads to future protection; if the flu virus later infects you, your body can successfully fight the disease 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 infection by these strains. The flu shot is a preemptive measure and should be taken before you show symptoms. Visit our New Milford 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.