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Indigenous people more at risk of getting the flu


It's flu shot season again and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is reminding groups more vulnerable to infection to take advantage of free influenza vaccine clinics.

Between 10 to 20 per cent of Canadians catch the flu every year, and people with aboriginal ancestry are on the list of groups most at risk. They are hospitlized and die more frequently of flu infections than their non-native counterparts, Canada's National Advisory Committee of Immunization (NACI) says on its website.


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