PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - This is not what we all want to hear but the flu season is off to a very fast and early start across the country.
In Florida, the incoming flu cases are steady. However, doctors say it's still too early to tell how bad the season will get here.
Unfortunately, the Florida Department of Health reports the first flu-related death of the season -- a child who did not get their flu shot this year. With cases are steadily increasing, doctors are urging people to get their flu shot.
"Yes," said Brian Moogan, a longtime Florida resident. "I watched a few people get the flu and it was absolutely miserable!"
Moogan says he swears by it.
"I haven't gotten it since I got the shot 10 years ago," he said.
Others like Cathereen Johnson fear the needles and the side-effects from the flu shot but she ensures that her own children are vaccinated.
"Actually, I don't think I'm gonna get my shot this year. Maybe one day when I'm not too chicken to get," she joked. "I have a 9 and an 11 year old and I did get them their shots. I make sure that they are vaccinated since they are out and about at school.”