Dec 01, 2023
By Bob Komsic
No need to ask when, flu season’s already arrived in this country.
The Public Health Agency of Canada says the rate of tests that were positive stayed above its threshold of 5% for two straight weeks.
As of November 25, 7.5% of those tested for influenza across Canada were positive.
Mount Sinai Hospital Dr. Allison McGeer says the number of cases is rising and that there’ll be a lot of flu going around in a few weeks.
The hospital’s infectious disease specialist adds that means now is a good time to get the flu shot as it takes about two weeks to prime immune systems.
McGeer also says the dominant strain now will be influenza A type H1N1, which is a good match for the vaccine.