This year, doctors are recommending FluMist for children ages 2-8, and they say a new type of pneumonia shot is available for seniors along with the flu shot.
Although flu season peaks in mid-winter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is already recommending people get vaccinated against the flu.
Each year, more than half of Americans don't get vaccinated.
Infectious disease specialist, Dr. William Schaffner joins Here & Now's Robin Young for more on flu season and the vaccines available.
- Dr. William Schaffner, infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
This segment aired on September 22, 2014.