We’re approaching flu shot season.

Doctors, Pharmacies and Public Health Units will be providing free flu shots to people at high risk of complications from influenza, their close contacts, and many other eligible groups again this season.

Medical Health Officer for Island Health, Dr. Dee Hoyano, says it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Hoyano notes that the flu causes more deaths than any other vaccine-preventable illness in Canada.

Free immunization clinics offered by Island Health’s Public Health Units will begin the first week of November.