Around 25-percent of residents of Saskatchewan have decided to get a flu shot this season.
The influenza season is now at its peak level.
Doctor Saqib Shahab, the province’s Chief Medical Health Officer says, while most flu clinics take place in the fall, people can still receive the flu vaccine if they have not already had it.
Doctor Shahab says it is also very important for people to not visit family or friends in long term care facilities or hospitals if they are sick. He says typically they see a lot of outbreaks this time of year.
In the meantime, the flu is hitting all Canadians in increasing numbers.
Figures from the Public Health Agency of Canada’s FluWatch show rising cases of the viral respiratory illness, with no indication when they might peak or begin to slow.
The predominant influenza strain circulating this year is A-H-3-N-2, which can cause a particularly nasty form of flu that tends to disproportionately target the elderly.
Almost 62 hundred lab-confirmed cases flu had been detected by the end of last year.