The government of Saskatchewan is reminding its residents to go out and get the flu shot.
The vaccine is publicly funded throughout Saskatchewan and will be available beginning October 31.
There are certain groups that are more at risk of serious illness from the flu than others.
“It’s especially important for people over the age of 65 and anyone with any underlying health condition,” said Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer.
Shahab also recommends the shot for pregnant women and young children.
About 330,000 people got the flu shot in Saskatchewan last year. This year 380,000 doses have been ordered.