Slowly but surely the people I work with have been dropping like flies. One person was out sick on Tuesday, two were gone on Wednesday and today 4 people missed work with flu symptoms. I'm also dealing with a queasy stomach but that could be from having a pint of Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream for dinner. Oops. Normally flu season officially starts in October but it's striking early this year.

If this is happening at the office you work at but hasn't struck you yet it might be time to get a flu shot while it can still help you. Here are some places in Billings to go to get your flu shot early:

Wal-Mart
Billings Clinic
Walgreens

Most pharmacies will also offer flu shots but you may want to call before making the trip. I might also suggest keeping a Costco-sized vat of Purell near your desk, avoid physical contact with co-workers and whatever you do, don't touch your face! Good luck.