Saskatoon Health Region encouraging people to get flu vaccine

The Saskatoon Health Region is asking people to get immunized after cases of H1N1 were reported in the province.

This years dominant influenza strain is H1N1

Saskatoon Health Region is asking people to get immunized, after reported cases of H1N1 virus. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC)

The Saskatoon Health Region is encouraging people to get the flu vaccine, if they haven't already, several reported influenza cases in the region. 

"This hasn't been a typical influenza season, and we are just now beginning to see an upswing in confirmed influenza cases that could last well into March," said Saskatoon Health Region Deputy Medical Health Officer Dr. Simon Kapaj, in a press release from the Saskatoon Health Region.

Influenza is a relatively common respiratory infection. This year's dominant strain is H1N1.

Influenza is highly contagious and can spread its germs through coughs and sneezes. 

Symptoms include nausea, fatigue, headache, poor appetite and fevers. 

Those wanting to be immunized are asked to call their physicians and book an appointment. 

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