"I am pretty concerned" says Collin Poyle, patient receiving the flu vaccine.
Poyle says several students at his school have been absent with flu-like symptoms and it's why he's getting a flu shot at the Washington County Health Department but not everyone has been able to get it.
"We have encountered a little bit of a shortage," says Denise Ellis, manager at Home Care Pharmacy. "We are bringing some more in this week so we will have some more flu shots but they usually make so many."
The Centers For Disease Control says this year 128 of the 135 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed in the U.S and they've received reports of some places running out.
Meritus Health says they aren't facing a shortage but more people are coming in due to the high volume of flu cases. They say wait times are longer in their urgent care centers and emergency department.
In addition, they say they may reschedule non-emergency surgery cases to help with the increase of people with the flu.
The CDC says the flu vaccine is only sixty percent effective and it could depend how long this epidemic will last.