(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Do you plan to get a flu shot? The government hopes so.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports.

Half the nation the didn't get a flu vaccine last year, leading to tens of thousands getting sick or being hospitalized, and even about a hundred kids dying. And flu season is upon us again, says CDC Director Tom Frieden...

(Frieden) "We can't predict what this year's flu season will be like. But, we can predict that the best way to protect yourself is to get a flu vaccination."

He reminds people flu vaccine is available at pharmacies and retail stores, not just your doctor's office... and that more vaccine that you inhale is available this year, too -- if you're scared of needles.

Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.