St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Flu activity across Minnesota remains low three weeks into what is considered the flu season.

The Minnesota Department of Health says it continues to rate overall influenza activity throughout the state as “sporadic.” There have only been a half-dozen flu related hospitalizations since the start of the season, and last week there were no outbreaks reported in schools or long-term care facilities.

Officials are urging Minnesotans to get their flu shots before the influenza season gets into full swing, which most often occurs during or shortly after the holiday season.

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