According to health experts, this year’s flu season is looking like it might be much milder than last year. Flu season typically runs from October to March. Doctors get a clue of how the season will unfold by looking at flu numbers in Australia and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere – which experiences their flu season between May and October. Reports suggest their flu season has been relatively tame, especially when compared to last year. Experts say the best way to protect yourself against the flu is to get vaccinated. Every year, influenza strains kill over half-a-million people globally. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit offers the vaccine at no cost by calling 519-426-6170 or Caledonia 905-318-6623.