Alberta seeing a decrease in flu so far this season

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Alberta heading into second half of flu-season

We're past the halfway point of flu season in Alberta and it appears fewer people are getting sick this time around.

As of January 10, there were 4,800 confirmed cases of flu in the province while there were about 1000 cases that required a trip to the hospital and 20 deaths according to figures released by Alberta Health Services.

Last season at the same time there were over 9,069 confirmed flu cases, over 3,047 people sent to hospital and 92 deaths.

The flu season began in mid-December and peaked earlier this month.

There have been 1.2 million Albertans who have gotten a flu shot this season.

A reminder that getting a flu shot is free through an AHS clinic, pharmacies, and physicians and protects against four strains.   (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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