01/31/2014 01:05 EST | Updated 04/02/2014 05:59 EDT

Saskatchewan's Unusual Flu Season At Turning Point, Health Officials Say

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SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 22: A woman receives an H1N1 flu nasal spray vaccination during a clinic at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium December 22, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The city had 16,000 doses of the vaccine on hand for residents of the city. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
REGINA - Health officials in Saskatchewan are urging people to get immunized against the flu before Feb. 10, when the supply of nasal vaccine expires and extra clinics will close.

Dr. Denise Werker, the province's deputy medical health officer, says the province is at a turning point.

Werker says if people aren't immunized soon, they might not be protected for a second wave of flu in March, because the vaccine needs two weeks to work.

The number of flu-related deaths remains unchanged in Saskatchewan from last week and sits at 16.

Werker says there are still people in intensive care and one of the new admissions is a child under the age of five.

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