Flu season peaking earlier than past years

Seasonal flu often includes a fever above 38.5 C for two to four days. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Over the holiday break, the flu season seemed to kick in, a lot of people across the country have become sick, crowding emergency rooms across Canada.

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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