We both went up and got our flu shots so now we are all set. They say it takes a couple of weeks to be effective and the flu really does not start I guess until the first of the year. But we are glad to be protected. In past years, we had really bad cases of the flu that put us right down in bed for several days and once I lost my voice for a whole week along with it. It isn't fun. So if you haven't gotten your shot yet, please do because you won't be sorry.