It may be warm outside, but it's not too early to prepare for flu season.
The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District is holding their first flu vaccination clinic of the year on Monday so residents can be ready to battle the bug.
The sun is shining and there's not a sweater in sight but it's the perfect time to get a flu shot.
"It takes two weeks for the flu vaccine to become effective so it's really important to get it done as early as you can," said Kay Durilla, R.N. and Clinic Services Manager.
Ten nurses will be on hand Monday to administer the vaccine to young and old.
Though doctors are urging everyone to get the shot, the flu may be more dangerous, and even deadly, to certain people.
"The young, the children, the babies, the elderly, anyone with a chronic illness," said Durilla.
Flu season typically runs from fall to early spring, and peaks in January.
One shot protects through the entire season.
Edwin Martinez makes sure he gets the vaccine for himself and his three children every year. "I do know first hand that it does work. if i get it around this time, in September or October, i won't get sick for the rest of the year," he said.
Your arm may be a little sore after the shot, but some would argue it's worth it to avoid the flu for the year.
"There's no reason anyone should have to suffer through the flu as a real illness because it can be prevented with the vaccines," said Durilla.
What to know before you go:
Vaccines are offered from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.
Location: 850 N. 6th Street.
A high dose vaccine is available for those 65 years and older.
Pneumonia vaccines are also available for $60.