It’s the time of year where the weather fluctuates and germs spread easily. It’s also the time of year when the flu rears its ugly head.
Medical Health Officer Doctor Charmaine Enns says it’s very important to get your flu shot, as well as immunizations for other illnesses like shingles, to protect yourself and those around you.
Enns says it’s important to note the differences between influenza and the common cold , which comes on a lot slower than the flu. Signs of the common cold are a thick head, and a runny or stuffy nose.