Nightly News | September 27, 2012
>>> it is time to get your flu shot once again, more than 85 million doses of vaccine have already been distributed, and more is on the way. but like every year, many are skipping the shot. and nbc's doctor nancy snyderman has more.
>> reporter: hey, it was years ago that the flu took everybody by surprise across the globe. the only thing you can say about flu season is there are no guarantees. right now, a perimeter for who should get their vaccine, because they are available right now. a reminder that the flu shot is important for anyone six months or over, people at high risk with common conditions like asthma, diabetes, pregnant women and those people over the age of 65. and remember, the caregivers who take care of the people, because a lot of them do have the chronic conditions. and some people don't like needles this time of year, a reminder this is a very important one.
>> if you are afraid of needles there is an alternative?
>> yes, there is an alternative, a nasal flu mist , not available for everybody, but everybody between the ages of two to 49. but don't take the nasal spray if you are pregnant, or had a severe reaction in the past, or have a problem with eggs, then of course talk to your doctor. that can be individualized. but i want to remind everybody that even though it is a mild fall we don't know what is going to have in december. you want your antibodies to be normal. i got mine, you should get yours today.
>>> okay, thank you, dr. snyderman.