Flu season is just around the corner, and already drug stores and doctor's offices have supplies of this year's vaccine.
The shots will be available to patients by the end of the month.
But if you get your shot now, will you be protected all season? The Centers for Disease Control says "yes."
The CDC recommends that people get their shots as soon as possible. It suggests everyone from six months old and older get a yearly vaccine.
One local flu shot clinic opens Tuesday.
East Tennessee Medical Group's clinic is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting Tuesday and lasting through September 28 at its location on Joule Street in Alcoa.
No appointment is necessary and most insurance is accepted.
For more information, call (865) 984-3864.