The number of flu cases is much lower than last year according to Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Saqib Shahab says there have only been 31 lab-confirmed cases of the flu reported in Saskatchewan since September.
Shahab says that number will increase over the next few months.
“We fully expect influenza season to basically begin over the next few weeks. It’s hard to predict when it will be, sometimes it will be in February, but sometimes it will be as late as March or April.”
He says it’s not too late to be vaccinated against the flu and encourages people to do so.