Flu shots are already starting to be available

There is still another month of summer left to go, but many locations that typically offer flu shots are already starting to offer vaccinations for the upcoming flu season. Not an uncommon practice, said Sara Hallyburton, a respiratory epidemiologist with the Indiana Department of Health, who said flu shots are normally made available by August. Hallyburton added that you should get a flu shot by the end of October. Around 336 people died from the flu in the 2017-18 flu season.