By Danielle Chavira

DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. Jared Polis says the high number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases is another reason to get your flu shot now. Polis joined other lawmakers on Monday in getting the flu shot at the state capitol.

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“With 1,000 COVID patients in our hospitals, we are in a situation where we simply can’t afford as a state to have our normal flu numbers. We’ve got to beat this thing,” Polis said.

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Polis says the flu shot is one way to help keep hospitals from filling up.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has more information about how to get a flu shot.

Danielle Chavira