Fall has arrived which means flu season is right around the corner.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a flu shot is the best way to protect against seasonal influenza.

The vaccine changes every year to target the specific flu viruses that are predicted to be most widespread.

While shots will be available throughout the flu season, it’s best to receive the vaccine early in the fall to ensure longer protection.

People at high-risk for developing flu-related complications include: children younger than 5, especially those children under 2; adults older than 65; pregnant women and women up to two weeks postpartum; and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine.