Alaska has one of the lowest flu vaccination rates in the country, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. Alaska’s flu vaccine rate is 37 percent, the second lowest in the country. South Dakota has the highest vaccine rate at almost 56 percent.
The CDC has declared this week National Influenza Vaccination Week in an effort to convince more Americans to get the flu shot. Dr. Lisa Anne Grohskopf is with the CDC’s Influenza division. She says flu season is well underway.
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