The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging the parents of children 6 months and older to get their kids vaccinated as soon as its available. The CDC and CDPHE recommend getting the vaccine by the end of October.
This year, the CDC is recommending the FluMist nasal spray as an option for children for the first time in two years. The American Academy of Pediatrics however is advising children to get the shot form, citing concerns with the effectiveness of the nasal spray.
Some doctors recommend older adults over 65 should wait until October to get the flu shot. The elderly don't have as strong of an immune response to the vaccine, so they may not be protected through the entire season if they get the shot too early.