Flu clinics continue on in the Humboldt region, as many take advantage of the opportunity to immunize themselves and their families with the holiday season looming.

Boosters for whooping cough have been in high demand as well with the number of those infected rising dramatically in 2015, including in Humboldt.

"We tend to see with the people who are immunized, they will get much milder - if at all, illness. A much shorter period of coughing, and much less severe," says Dr. David Torr. "For a person who is not immunized, the classic whooping cough is strong as an infection. It is very, very tiring because you're coughing non-stop twenty-four, seven, and especially for young children, it is very exhausting."

He added that a large number of the population has already been vaccinated, but there is still a long way to go to ensure everyone is less at risk.

"We've had relatively good response from the public so far, getting their vaccine, but we still have a portion of the population that hasn't, so it would be a good time to remind them to get their vaccines."

The Town of Naicam will hold a flu clinic on Thursday at the Churchview Lodge from 10:00am to 12:00pm. The Rose Valley School will also hold a clinic that day from 2:00 to 5:00pm.

Vaccines are also available by contacting your health region.