State health officials continue to record more confirmed cases of flu hitting Alaskans this winter and say it’s not too late to get influenza vaccine.
Here in Petersburg, new public health nurse Erin Michael says she’s been busy with immunizations this fall and winter. Michael notes that the state has waived the administrative fee for people getting a flu shot through the end of March. That includes young children and people who don’t have health insurance. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Michael about the immunizations she has available.

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The public health nurse’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. It’s on the lower level of the Petersburg Medical Center. They ask to people to call and make an appointment at 772-4611.