ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Gov. Susana Martinez got her flu shot Monday and she's urging New Mexicans to get theirs, too.
The governor got her flu shot at Monday's news conference at the Walgreens at Menaul and Carlisle.
She says getting vaccinated is important because it's difficult to predict how severe the flu season will be.
The flu season has arrived early this year in New Mexico.
It typically begins in October, but a 60-year-old man in Bernalillo County was diagnosed with flu earlier this month.
"Getting the flu vaccine every year is especially important for people who are at risk for people develop serious flu complications, such as young kids, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems."
To get a flu shot, talk to a pharmacy or doctor.
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