With the cold season just around the corner, Drumheller's clinic and pharmacies have started poking our skin with needles.
Drumheller's flu vaccination clinics started on October 26 and at the start, pharmacies were helping over 50 people a day.
"We still have the walk-in customers that are getting their flu shots. I don't think it's as busy as it was last year," stated Pat Doyle from Anderson Drugs. "Overall, I don't think I've done as many this year at this time as I did last year."
Since our weather hasn't dropped much in temperatures as of late, Doyle thinks that might be part of the reason why most aren't getting their shots yet.
"Even last year at this time we were chillier and I think the flu had somewhat started showing its ugly face, where as this year it hasn't yet," recalled Doyle.
Over the past weekend CTV National published a story on the flu shot, which might have another effect on residents not getting their shots.
"A story in which they're saying that the flu shot, if you get it on subsequent years, it's probably not going to help you", Doyle told 99.5 Drum FM. "I don't know who would have seen it, but I'm thinking that there's social media (outlets) out there that are probably talking about it."