Jan 03, 2014
By Andy Johnson
It is not too late to get a flu shot and this season’s vaccine contains a strain to protect against H1N1. Officials say that getting a flue shot is a good idea because H-1-N-1 cases are becoming more common in Toronto this flu season. Toronto health officials say 36 per cent of cases this year, compared with three per cent around the same time last year, are H1N1. There are 210 confirmed cases of influenza so far this season.
Ontario appears to be faring much better than Alberta where five people have died so far from an outbreak of H1-N1 flu. There are 965 confirmed cases in Alberta and 270 of those people are in hospital. Alberta Health has opened mass immunization clinics again in many communities Friday.