Influenza Cases Reported in Kingston

While the flu season typically doesn't peak until February, KFL&A Public Health has reported several cases of influenza in the Kingston area.

As of December 30, 2016, 16 lab confirmed cases of influenza have been recorded.

Dr. Bart Harvey, Associate Medical Officer of Health says the ages of those infected range from the young to the elderly and some of the influenza cases have been reported in local long-term care facilities.

It's still not too late to get your flu shot, just keep in mind that it takes about two weeks for the antibodies to work.

Click here for a list of upcoming flu shot clinics at the Health Unit.

You can also get the shot by visiting your family doctor or any pharmacist.

Even if you did get your flu shot early, it's important to wash your hands regularly and practice proper sneezing etiquette by sneezing into your elbow and not on your hands.

Finally, if you do feel sick, stay home from work to avoid spreading the flu.