Northampton, Mass - The flu season is fast approaching and medical experts say it's never too early to get your flu shot.
Manufacturers have been shipping flu vaccines since the beginning of September.
The VA of Central and Western Massachusetts says it's fully stocked and ready to vaccinate its veterans.
The Centers for Disease and Control says populations at high risk of developing complications if they catch the flu are people with asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.
The VA offers free flu shots to registered veterans. Jeffrey Benoit V.A. Infection Control Program Manager says.
"We have about 13,000 veterans that we vaccinate here in the VA system in Massachusetts. We are probably about 50% right now, our goal is to get about 85% of our veterans vaccinated."
Prevention is key in not getting the flu and says everyone should practice the 3 C's, cover your cough, clean your hands and contain germs.
Veterans who are not registered can find out if they are eligible through their veterans agent. Live in Northampton, Anaridis Rodriguez, 22News.