Coffee Club: Are You Getting the Flu Shot this Year?

Published 08/26 2014 09:06AM

Updated 08/26 2014 09:14AM

Although influenza activity is low right now in the U.S., flu outbreaks usually begin as early as October. That's why public health officials are urging everyone six months of age and older to get a flu shot beginning in early September.

The CDC says the earlier you get inoculated the better, because the flu shot will cover you throughout the season, which traditionally peaks in January to February, but many times can stretch to the month of May. 

According to the CDC for this flu season, manufacturers have projected they will provide between 153-158 million doses of vaccine for the U.S. market.

In fact, at least two major manufacturers have said they've already begun to ship their supply. So you should be seeing available flu shots in  doctor's offices, pharmacies, even grocery stores within the next few weeks.

Will you be getting the flu shot this year? Share your thoughts here!

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