With one confirmed case in Greene County already, health officials are recommending that you get your flu shot before Halloween.

Greene County alone saw 4,300 cases of the flu last season and over 90,000 people died by flu-related illnesses nationwide in 2017-2018

The vaccine doesn’t have a 100% success rate because of the sheer number of flu strains, but it does help curb illnesses and even deaths.

Springfield students will be able to get a flu shot for free at their school starting next week and adults without insurance will be able to get a shot from the Springfield Flu Coalition when they begin their program in October.