Barbara Tyler got the flu shot as soon as she could.
"I get it every year and it helps me," Tyler said. "It keeps my body strong, gets me moving around doing this and that."
She's confident that she's protected.
"It helps you with your body and it helps you live. In case you get sick it'll help you as well."
However other people haven't, like Angela Roberts.
"Well I never get the flu shot."
And while she has gotten the flu, she makes sure her kids don't by getting vaccinated.
"My children, they don't get the shot either," Roberts says. "We go with the nose spray because they don't like shots. So I choose to do that and it's been effective for us. My children haven't gotten the flu."
But health officials continue to urge people to stay safe and get the shot.
Medical Director at Texarkana's Christus Saint Michael Hospital, Nicholas Steinour, agrees.
"We're still seeing a lot of patients coming in with the flu," said Steinour.
And he is concerned for when the peak of the flu hits.
"We still haven't hit full swing. My fear is that we may have escalations in patients."
But local resident JD Adams has his own plan of action, and the shot isn't in it.
"I just try and keep my immune system up," Adams stated. "I drink orange juice, a lot of fruit, work hard, and it keeps me going."