It’s time to roll up the sleeves and get the poke. Officials with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit are warning the public that we are now into the flu season. Our Medical Officer of Health Shanker Nesathurai says the best way to protect yourself from influenza is to get the flu shot.
The Health Unit does provide clinics for flu shots, but you need to call and register ahead. They do suggest you contact your family doctor or pharmacist as they offer them as well. Nesathurai says while why haven’t seen a confirmed flu case so far this year; data shows we typically don’t until November. However, surrounding health units have reported cases of the flu.