SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Gov. Gavin Newsom decided to get a flu shot during the middle of his press conference on Monday.

“I’ve done this every single year, as long as I can remember,” Newsom said. “It is a simple thing to do, and getting a flu shot is a safe thing to do.”

Newsom warned that the coronavirus pandemic and coming flu season will start to drain healthcare resources – a point of emphasis many public health officials have been urging the public to take note of, even as COVID-19 has subsided in some areas.

Getting a flu shot is an easy way the public could help mitigate the “twindemic,” Newsom said.

The governor then stepped aside and revealed that a healthcare worker was waiting to give him a shot. He then took off his upper coat, revealing a camp green Cal Fire t-shirt, and got the shot.

“I wanted to show my biceps,” Newsom quipped after getting the shot.

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Newsom also noted during Monday’s press conference that the state’s coronavirus numbers were continuing to improve, but cautioned officials were starting to see evidence of a second wave of infections.

Still, the governor said he expected more counties to move into the less severe “Yellow Tier” status soon as coronavirus numbers continue to improve.