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Gov. Hochul gets flu shot during COVID-19 briefing

Gov. Kathy Hochul
Gov. Kathy Hochul
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 9:40 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2021 at 1:39 PM EDT
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NEW YORK (WCAX) - Despite a flattening of new COVID case counts in New York state over the past two weeks, Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday urged everyone to get a vaccination saying the virus still threatens New Yorkers every day.

It comes after a federal judge ruled Tuesday that religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for health care workers can remain in effect.

The governor said more than 40 thousand vaccine doses were administered statewide Monday and Tuesday. Hochul added that New York saw 35 COVID-19 deaths during the same time.

The governor urged everyone to get a vaccination saying the virus still threatens New Yorkers every day. “Everybody who’s been vaccinated really wants to make sure that they’re fortified heading into the winter season. So, continue to promote the boosters. You can sign up to get it now.”

Hochul also received a flu shot following the update.

“Getting vaccinated is not just about protecting yourself, it also protects people around you,” Hochul said in a statement. “I urge all New Yorkers to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their family, friends and coworkers from both the flu and COVID-19 viruses.”

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