There’s been a sharp increase in the number of flu cases reported to the state.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports there were 177 influenza infections in Alaska between Dec. 1-21.
Before that, only 65 cases had been reported in the first months of the flu season.
There are still flu vaccines available at public health centers in Alaska. Shelly Point-Anderson, who is with the Fairbanks Regional Public Health Center, says anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to get a flu shot.