It still feel like summer but it's over and the season has changed and now the way we feel is getting ready to change also, meaning we're about to start catching colds and and the flu. Last year flu season started in October and didn't end til may so if you're worried about catching it you might want to get a jump start on the flu shot to protect yourself.Some would rather not get the shot because some experience flue type symptoms anyway after getting the shot so they'ed rather take their chances.Some will have a cold that will be so bad that they're not sure if it's the flu but the feeling will get worse.The flu can be a very serious life threatening upper respiratory virus, or it can just make you feel really bad for a few days. It usually comes on very suddenly. You feel fine then you feel terrible - that's one way of knowing you have the flu and not just a crummy cold.Although the shot can't guarantee you won't get the flu but at least your body is a little more immune to that and you can have a shorter period of having the flu," Dr. Sessa says. But the best thing to do is wash your hands as much as possible.