It's not the most pleasant process but for some, getting their flu shot every year is worth it.
"It's not too bad," said Robert Jean'Jacques.
Jean'Jacques is a social worker. He says because of his job, getting the shot is an absolute must.
"We do work for a health organization. We do see patients in their home so we are mandated to do so," he says.
Jean'Jacques is one of dozens who got vaccinated at this mobile clinic set up by the Flu Prevention Partners' Workplace Vitality. They're trying to get the word out after an increase in calls from those concerned vaccines are limited.
"We typically vaccinate about 30,000 individuals in the community," said Joanna Daeschner, Workplace Vitality Health education director.
That's through private and public clinics that are held throughout the area until mid-November.
Daeschner is leading this one at Home Care Rochester. She says locations, dates and times are available at this website.
"It's an easy site and we put it by community," she said. "You can find any clinic that you need to and you can certainly get vaccinated, ages three and up."
The good news is there's enough to go around for anyone in need. All you need is your insurance card or $40 if you don't have insurance.
"Our fridge is stocked," said Daeschner.
For many, the painful pinch pays off. Daeschner there's no way to tell how bad flu season could be.
"Flu is fickle, we don't know as of yet," she said.
But at least it's not too late for you to be prepared.