Flu season is coming and its time to think about the flu shot.

Interior Health is hosting a free flu clinic on Oct. 30 with more in the next few weeks.

Tracey Fentiman, a public health nurse with Interior Health says there will be a clinic in the Interlakes area on Nov. 1, 108 Mile Ranch Nov.2, and Clinton Nov.5.

Fentimen says contrary to popular belief, the flu shot will not give you the flu.

“The flu shot is a dead virus vaccine, so it cannot get you sick,” she says. “You can have some aches the day you get it or the next morning, but for getting sick, you were probably getting sick already before it.”

The free flu clinic takes place tomorrow from 10 am until 5 pm at the 100 Mile House Health Unit.