The B.C..Centre for Disease Control says many of the cases are a stronger strain of influenza, known as H3N2.
So are flu shots the answer? Doctor Andrew Larder is a Senior Medical health officer with the Interior Health Authority, and shares his thoughts with Daybreak host, Shelley Joyce
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