Summer is hardly over and flu season is already just around the corner. Area health care providers are gearing up to battle the flu bug. Shipments of the vaccination arrive at the end of the month, just in time to start the preventing before flu season hits the area. Health care providers say they don`t expect a shortage of vaccinations this year and also not to be afraid of the side effects. The flu shot only has a few and the most common is a sore arm. Doctors say they expect flu season to be about the same as last year.