Worries over the flu have the city of Amarillo taking extra precautions this season.
Close to ten cases of influenza have already been reported in Potter and Randall county. Local doctors want to get a jump on the flu season encouraging everyone to get a flu shot early this year. They say more vaccines will be available this year.
Doctor J. Rush Pierce says he is working with the city's health department to diminish the risk of an out break in our area. "You need to get it now. Cause I think 3 or 4 weeks from now we are going to be in the epidemic phase of this. We get the flu every year and people die from complications of the flu, Dr. Pierce said.