Flu hits Montrealers hard
This flu season is proving to be one of the worst in years.
Doctor Renee Pare is director of public health in Montreal.
"There were over 100 people in the emergency this morning because of the flu". Dr. Pare says one of the reasons Montreal has been hit hard is because so far only about a quarter of the population has been vaccinated and this year we're dealing with new strains. Fortunately these new strains are in the vaccine.
Even though the flu season began earlier in November.
Pare says it's not too late to protect yourself, and you should, because the worst is still to come.
"We are at the peak, the plateau in a few weeks, so it's still important to get the vaccine if you haven't yet".
Pare says children have been hit particularly hard, especially infants.
The vaccine is still available, being offered by your doctor, in hospitals and many CLSC's.