Health officials say with seasonal flu already in the Grand Valley now is the time to protect yourself.
Safeway and other stores in the area started selling the flu vaccine last month, which is earlier then they have in the past.
Officials says generally flu season doesn't start until January or February which is why they usually tell people to wait to get vaccinated, but this year is different.
Kristy Emerson with the Mesa County Health Department says, "We do anticipate seeing flu cases a little bit earlier this year so earlier is better."
The Health department says they haven't received their supply of the seasonal flu vaccine just yet, they expect that to come sometime in mid September. A flu shot at Safeway costs $28.
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