(WENY) – Flu season is here. It actually got an early start this year.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity has already been reported in 30 states. That's the highest number seen in decades for this time of year.

Health officials say it is more important than ever to get your flu shot now if you have not already done so.

So far, the vaccine appears to be a good match to fight the active strains making people sick.