Gov. Inslee gets flu shot, stresses importance of vaccinations during pandemic

Gov. Inslee gets flu shot, stresses importance of vaccinations during pandemic
Gov. Inslee gets his flu shot in Olympia on Oct. 15, 2020.

Gov. Jay Inslee got his flu shot in Olympia on Wednesday and spoke afterward about the importance of getting vaccinated during the coronavirus pandemic.

He was joined by the regional president for Kaiser Permanente in Washington, and a representative from SEIU 1199.

“I cannot overstate how important flu shots are this year,” Inslee said.

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He went on to talk about how getting vaccinated is one of the most important things people can do in 2020 to save lives. He also emphasized the importance of not filling up hospitals with flu cases in the midst of fighting the pandemic.

“We’ve got enough problems," Inslee added.

The governor continued to say that the pandemic is “a scourge we must defeat,” and that it can be defeated with “things at our disposal,” including masks, social distancing and a high vaccination rate.

“I want to thank Washingtonians who are masking up and helping to beat this infection down into the ground,” he concluded.