Flu season is here and so are free flu shots.
Starting Monday until about the middle of November, everyone six months and older can get vaccinated at no charge.
Besides public health clinics or through some doctor or nurse practitioner offices, more than 200 of the 360 community pharmacies are offering the shot this year.
Pregnant women, seniors, young kids and those with underlying health conditions such as asthma are the ones at highest risk of developing complications due to influenza.
The nasal vaccine, known as FluMist, will be available for kids between the ages of two and 17. That option should be available at public health clinics before the end of October.
Each year about one-third of Saskatchewan’s population gets vaccinated. This year 425,000 doses were ordered.