The flu bug has hit our area early.
The Northwestern Health Unit has confirmed the first case of Influenza.
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kit Young-Hoon says cases this early in the season are rare, so it's extra important right now to get your flu shot.
The shots are free and most pharmacies can give the vaccine to anyone over the age of 5, with no appointment needed.
Young-Hoon says anyone can get the shot at any Health Unit office or at their Primary Care provider.
For appointment information, visit www.nwhu.on.ca