Influenza spreading across Newfoundland and Labrador

The chief medical officer says it's not too late to get a flu shot.

The province's chief medical officer says the influenza virus is spreading across Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Faith Stratton says the youngest person who has the virus is a nine-month-old baby, while the oldest is 88.

Stratton says there are also at least five unconfirmed cases.

However Stratton said this year's vaccine will protect people from two strains of the virus.

"The ones that we're seeing so far are mostly influenza A, we have the one B in Labrador," Stratton said.

"These are the same ones that are included in this year's influenza vaccine, so we're expecting that if people are immunized, they'll have a pretty good chance of not getting influenza."

Stratton added there is vaccine left in the province, and it's not too late to get a flu shot.