WINNIPEG – It’s another sure sign that fall is here as it’s almost time to get your flu shot.
The province is launching its campaign to try and get you into a clinic.
Elise Weiss, Manitoba’s deputy chief public health officer tells 680 CJOB most people don’t bother getting the vaccine.
“Overall, the coverage is about 22 percent and we would certainly like it to be more,” says Weiss. “It’s not just to protect yourself, it’s to also protect those around you so it’s very important.”
Weiss says they get predictions of the virus based on its activity in the southern hemisphere, which is how they determine the strains to vaccinate against.
Usually the flu acts the same every year with the main peak in January and a secondary peak in March.
Like last year, you’ll be able to get a shot at your local pharmacy.