(St. Paul, MN)  —  Governor Tim Walz is urging Minnesotans to get their flu shots as the cold and flu season approaches.  He received his vaccination yesterday during a public event at the State Capitol in St. Paul.  Walz received his second COVID-19 booster earlier this month.  Minnesota health officials believe that steps such as mask-wearing and social distancing helped reduce influenza during the last two winters, but people are not using them as frequently right now.