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Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control say they don’t anticipate any shortages of flu vaccine this year.

In Louisville, health department spokesman Dave Langdon says appointments are now being taken for flu shots administered at four community sites.

The department recommends a flu shot for everyone six months and older.

(there are a few groups that are especially recommended:  pregnant women, children younger that five years of age, people fifty years of age and older, people with chronic medical conditions people who live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities).

Langdon says people who provide care for those in high-risk groups should also be vaccinated.

Flu shots are also available at pharmacies, doctors’ offices and other sites.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."