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Governor Gavin Newsom emphasizes the importance of flu shot by getting a vaccine during a press conference

Posted at 7:44 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 10:44:27-04

With the flu season right around the corner, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Governor Gavin Newsom are urging people to go out and get a flu shot to prevent a potential "twin-demic."

"By getting a flu shot, you're protecting yourself, and you mitigate the impact that what some have referred to as the 'twindemic' of a potential second wave of COVID-19 transmissions and the flu happening concurrently putting stress, putting pressure, on our hospital system draining resources and impacting the quality care that all of you deserve and expect of our healthcare delivery system," said Newsom.

The governor even participated in receiving a flu shot at the news conference. As Newsom received one during the briefing he mentioned how "simple" it is to get one. He said the flu shot is especially important this year because we are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.