Interior Health says flu shots are still available

More hospital visits due to influenza have stoked fears for some residents.

But Jonathan Spence from Interior Health, says this year's flu risk isn't significantly different from past years, other than children and young adults are more impacted by this year's strain than we've seen recently.

He says says  you should be fine if you've been vaccinated, and there are still opportunities to be vaccinated for families who haven't had a flu shot.

Spence says if you feel under the weather, stay home to avoid spreading the virus.