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It might still officially be summer, but healthcare professionals are already worried about the flu.

“This year we are looking at a really bad flu season in Australia already, and I think people should be thinking about getting their flu shot early,” said Beverly Schaefer, owner and pharmacist at Katterman’s pharmacy.

Just how flu season will affect the United States is often determined by watching what’s happening in Australia and in the southern hemisphere. They are experiencing one of the worst flu outbreaks they’ve ever had.

The severity is due in part to a lack of people getting their flu shots.

Doctors say everyone over six months old should be vaccinated, and kids are high on the priority list.

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