- About 62 million Americans got their flu shot as of September 19.
Health leaders believe that the flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick this season.
Pharmacies and clinics in the Northwoods are prepared to hand out flu shots.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say manufacturers believe 151-159 million doses of flu vaccine will be produced this season.
Trig's Pharmacy has been vaccinating people since early September and they're okay to continue into as late as January.
"We have the ability to order more vaccine as needed, up to a certain date. In the fall we have our normal order which we have to reserve earlier in the year but then we have the ability to access several hundred doses if necessary," explained Clinical Coordinator Josh Welch.
Last year Trig's Pharmacy issued more than one thousand flu shots.
Welch adds that some clinics could be running low on vaccines, so it's important to get shots sooner rather than later.
"This is a good time to get vaccinated. I would recommend getting vaccinated within the next couple of weeks. It does take two weeks before the vaccine is fully effective and it will last the duration of the flu season," said Welch.
If you want to get vaccinated, there are plenty of options. Trig's has 5 locations across the Northwoods.
You can also head to the Oneida County Health Department or Walgreens Pharmacy.
At each of these locations, there's no appointment necessary.
The Oneida County Health Department tells us some clinics in the area are behind on receiving certain flu shot orders, so you might want to call your pharmacy or clinic ahead of time to make sure they have the vaccine you need.
Oneida County Health Department
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention