The province of Saskatchewan will have the influenza vaccine available starting Monday.
Many flu clinics, as well as pharmacies, will offer the shot this year, and the Saskatchewan Health Authority is encouraging everyone to get it.
Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab says despite the recent warm weather, the flu’s still out there.
“Try to get it over the next couple of weeks,” he said. “And really, it reduces your risk of getting the influenza, which can be quite worse than the common cold.”
One thing Shahab recommends is older people do receive the vaccine.
“In Saskatchewan, only two out of three persons 65 and older have the flu vaccine.”
More than 360,000 doses of the vaccine have been ordered, with more available to be ordered if needed.