Cabaj said the flu vaccine target set by Alberta Health this season was 35 per cent of the population - a goal that hasn't yet been reached.
The prominent virus is H3N2, an "A" strain, according to state public health officials.
A KILLER flu pandemic could be poised to sweep the globe "tomorrow", killing as many as 33 million people in its first 200 days. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the entire United States, except for Hawaii and OR, have experienced widespread cases.
"If you still have not had your flu shot this season, go get one because the flu will stick around for the next several weeks", he said.
"We can not say for sure which virus will be circulating", said Wenqing Zhang, head of the WHO's global influenza programme. "Even though It looks like all signs point to decreasing influenza activity, we're still in what we normally think of as flu season".
Cabaj said high-risk groups, in particular, are urged to get the vaccine, such as young children, older adults, people with chronic conditions and pregnant women. That helps to explain why there have been so many children who have died from the virus.
Despite this, national experts seem confident the country has made it past peak flu season, according to the latest flu report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
Also known as avian flu, three strains have caused concern in recent years - H5N1, H7N9 and H5N6.
Visit vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/influenza-flu-in-virginia for more information about the flu, including symptoms and how to protect yourself. Other bird cases of flu and animal cases of flu have hit East Asia and other spots around the globe, leaving doctors and scientists scrambling for cures.
"We're certainly seeing less states with high influenza-like illness activity, and it seems like things are easing up a little bit on the East Coast and in the Midwest", Nordlund said.
The DHHR also encourages West Virginians to take preventative measures such as washing your hands, covering your cough, drinking plenty of fluids and staying home from work if you're sick.