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While the peak of Alaska's Flu Season did not happen until after New Year's last year, Health Officials are saying now is the time to get vaccinated. Alaska DHSS recommends anyone six months of age and older to get a flu shot.

A Scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, recently received a $1.6 million grant to study vaccinations. The grant from the National Institutes of Health allows for the vaccinations to be studied on a molecular level, to find out how the immune system labels the disease in the vaccine to be recognized the next time you are exposed to the infection.

It's World Immunization Week and Health Officials say getting vaccinated is an important step in staying healthy. While there are not any specific vaccines needed in Alaska, there are some common diseases seen in the state.