Doctors and pharmacists are starting to get a lot of calls about flu shots.
Think back a couple years -- most people were waiting until the end of September or early October to get vaccinated.
According to the CDC, even though flu activity is quiet right now, that's no excuse not to get vaccinated.
“They used to think that if you got vaccinated later it would carry on later into the spring. What they're finding out now is that the vaccines are carrying people into the spring anyway,” said Marc Merrill, a pharmacist who owns Merrill Pharmacy in Mishawaka. He says he’s given more than 70 vaccinations just in the last few weeks.
At Potawatomi Park in South Bend, it's not hard to find parents who are thinking ahead.
“I'm very overprotective,” said Samantha Finch, “I kind of plan everything a little early.”
Merrill says he has a strong supply this year, reordering has been very easy, and most days he has patients in and out in a matter of minutes.
“When it hits it usually hits hard so that’s why they want to have people ready,” he said.