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.
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