Residents throughout Moose Jaw, and the province, are advised to get their flu shot this year.

Family Practice Area Department Lead, Doctor Brandon Thorpe.

"Any patients wanting flu shots can go to the public health clinics, they can also get it done at any family doctor in town, and we're going to be running an evening clinic on Thursdays from 4 pm-7 pm at Alliance Health."

Those looking to get their shot at Alliance Health must call ahead to book their Thursday evening spot.

Shots are fully covered by the government, and all you need to bring is your provincial health card.

Flu shots are recommended for those at higher risk, including seniors, people with underlying chronic health conditions, children under five, and pregnant women. Seniors often have chronic health conditions (like heart or lung disease or diabetes) and weaker immune systems, which makes them particularly vulnerable to complications from influenza.

Anyone six months and older can receive the flu vaccine. Children age six months to five years must be immunized at a public health clinic, or by a physician or nurse practitioner.

You can also book your flu shot at the Western Development Museum by calling 1-877-327-0604.

For advice on influenza symptoms and when to seek care, call HealthLine 811 or visit