PHOENIX - Doctors are gearing up for what stands to be an unpredictable flu season this year.
Many doctors are just starting to give the flu vaccine this week.
"There is no way to know how bad it will be," said Dr. Duane Wooten of Rainbow Pediatrics in Phoenix.
"We think it may not be as bad this year compared to recent years because it has been fairly mild in Asia,” Dr. Wooten said.
Last year was one of the worst flu seasons in recent years with 11,000 cases of flu confirmed in Arizona.
In a typical year, there are about 5,000 cases.
Wooten stressed that young children need to get immunized and it is a good idea really for everyone in the family to get protected as well.
"With the flu, the best defense is a good offense," he said.
So far there are no confirmed cases of flu this season. The first cases usually start showing up early October.
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