Each year, millions of patients get strep throat during the late winter season. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control found that nearly 13,000 patients each year experience a case of invasive strep throat that can lead to serious health detriments for patients. Notably, many patients that get strep also don’t take the time to identify […]
The urgent care branch of the healthcare industry has been on a rapid incline the past few years. This incline is because of one thing – patient demand. More and more patients are opting for treatment at urgent care versus an ER or doctor’s office. Urgent care centers are emerging in popularity because of their lower […]
Wintertime is a time filled with fun activities, cold weather, and, unfortunately, some unique injuries. Winter conditions lead to injuries that aren’t seen as often the rest of the year, and avoiding those injuries isn’t always easy. The first step to avoiding seasonal injuries is to know what you’re avoiding, so you’ve come to the […]
The holidays are here which means plenty of time spent enjoying family festivities, but it also means the peak virus season. Viruses spread the quickest during the fall and early winter, which is why this is commonly referred to as cold and flu season. It’s important to stay informed and know what viruses are out […]
Children have weak immune systems, especially very young children. The best way to help protect them as their immune systems grow stronger is to get them vaccinated following the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule. If you’ve lost track of what vaccines your child has or needs it may seem a little overwhelming, but we’re here to […]
Fall is a wonderful time of year, but it’s also a time when a high number of people are in need of medical care. From a simple flu shot to treating a major sports injury, the medical community sees higher rates during the fall than any other time of the year. If you’re trying to […]
It might sound weird to think of an urgent care as being your best friend, but during the fall season it really is! As fun as fall may be with holidays, sports, and family time, it comes with a specific set of risks too. These are just a few of the most common reasons why […]
The influenza virus can cause flu-related illnesses and other health consequences for millions of people annually. Vaccinations and seasonal flu shots at AFC Urgent Care Fairfield offer seasonal flu shots that protect you and your family!
A big part of preventing the flu virus is knowing how, and where, the flu virus is likely to spread. […]
The flu season is pretty much kicking off at this moment. As more people stay close together indoors during gatherings, work, and school the flu has a greater chance of spreading from person to person.
The best way to protect against the flu virus is with an updated flu vaccine known as a “flu shot.” Flu […]
Patients across the U.S understand that the influenza virus, or the “flu,” is one of the most viral and infectious diseases around. Additionally, patients know that getting a flu shot is the only way to stay healthy and avoid the irritating symptoms that comes with the virus.
Over 40 million people each get sick with the […]