Island Health begins offering public flu shot clinics across the region November 1st. Medical Health Officer Dr. Charmaine Enns recommends that people get vaccinated as soon as possible. She says influenza is is already spreading across Vancouver Island. “We’re not officially in flu season yet, but this is when we would like everyone vaccinated so you can mount up the protection before it starts to circulate widely” Enns continues. You can find information of flu shot clinics on the Island Health website. The vaccinations are free for patients at risk of complications.