Flu season is here again

Interior Health has issued its annual reminder about getting a flu shot. 

I-H says this year's flu vaccine offers protection against two influenza A viruses - H1N1 and H3N2 - and one influenza B virus. 

Officials recommend the flu shot for children, pregnant women, seniors, people with chronic illnesses, and others who are most at risk from the flu and its complications.

Interior Health’s public clinics, for those eligible for a free flu shot, will begin in early November - it's currently available now at many doctor’s offices, pharmacies and walk-in clinics.

Every year in Canada, about 12,200 people are hospitalized and 3,500 people die from the flu.