Time to get your flu shot...already?

Lansing, Mich. - Is it too early for a flu shot?

Nope...officials say that by the end of October you should get one.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have put out the alert that says you should get your flu shot by Halloween.

Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated to avoid a repeat of last year's flu season.

An estimated 700-thousand people were hospitalized with the flu during the 2017-2018 season.

The number of child cases were specifically alarming with 180 children dying last season.

Nearly 80-percent of them were not vaccinated.