Flu Shots in North Haven, CT
Beyond Urgent Care located in North Haven is the area’s trusted clinic for safe, affordable flu shots. You can walk into our clinic for a quick, wait-free option for your flu-shot. If we are already in the flu season, or you are simply preparing for next year, come visit us.
Our North Haven Urgent Care Clinic is run by a board-certified physician who directs the work of our professionally trained staff. We provide the highest quality care for our patients at costs well below those of the emergency room. Most insurance is accepted.
What to Know about Flu Vaccinations
Why vaccinate against the flu?
Influenza can be a very serious disease. Millions of people get the flu every year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and tens of thousands of people dying from flu-related issues. The flu does not just affect the young and elderly. Even healthy people get the flu, and can very easily spread the disease to others. Although you can come down with the flu anytime during the year, the flu virus circulates at higher levels during certain times of the year. The “Flu season” usually begins in October and lasts to May. The best way to reduce your chances of catching flu is to have an annual flu vaccination. To protect North Haven and the greater community, flu shots are the best way to prevent the sickness. Come into our North Haven Urgent Care to get your Flu shot.
Who should get vaccinated?
Everyone above 6 months of age should receive a flu vaccine every season. This annual vaccine recommendation was put in place by the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, back in 2010. The recommendation still holds true today. While everyone should receive the vaccine, it is especially important for people with a higher risk of developing flu-related complications.
These people include:
*Children younger than 5
*Adults 65 years and older
*Pregnant women and women up to two weeks postpartum
*Individual living in nursing homes and long-term care facilities
How does the flu vaccine work?
Vaccines function by introducing a severely weakened form of the disease into your body. The disease is too weak to actually cause sickness; however, it triggers the body to build antibodies that target the flu specifically. If you are later infected by the real Influenza virus, your body already has built up a strong defense against the virus. Your body effectively handles the virus without you ever developing symptoms of the flu. The seasonal vaccine protects you against the three most common flu viruses: influenza A (H1N1) virus, influenza A (H3H2) virus, and influenza B virus. Regular flu vaccination shots are your best defense against catching flu. The flu shot is a preemptive measure and should be taken before you are sick. Visit our North Haven walk-in clinic to receive your flu shot.
Beyond Urgent Care – North Haven, is part of the larger Beyond Urgent Care network. A network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified physicians. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable services.