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It took me some time, but I have finally gotten all of the kids squared away with their needed immunizations for the school year. Now it is time for me to focus on keeping myself healthy! One of the very first measures I take at the start of the school year is making sure all of my immunizations are up-to-date. I also prepare for the months ahead by getting the seasonal flu vaccine.
Because I know that my doctor’s office is usually busy this time of year, I avoid the frustration of trying to sync available appointment dates with my hectic schedule, and instead head to the Walgreens Health Care Clinic in my neighborhood. In addition to being fast and convenient, getting my immunizations there also allows me to help kids in need receive immunizations too under Walgreens Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® campaign.
Get a Shot
The Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® campaign helps customers to make a world of difference by getting their flu shot at Walgreens. For every immunization administered, Walgreens will donate a lifesaving vaccine to children in a developing country.
The vaccines donated through the campaign help protect children from diseases like measles and polio. Since I know firsthand how important immunizations are for children, it makes me feel good inside to know that I am lending a hand in giving kids in need a better chance at living a healthy life.
.Did You Know:
1 in 5 children around the world does not have access to the vaccines they need to survive?
Around the world, a child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that can be prevented by a vaccine?
The number of children dying every year from preventable diseases in developing countries is nearly
equivalent to half the children entering kindergarten in the U.S?
There truly is no easier way to give a shot at life by helping provide a life-saving vaccine for children around the world who need them most.
Get a Shot
I love that “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.®” is a campaign that I can participate in every year! It simply takes getting my seasonal flu vaccine or any other immunization at Walgreens. It sounds small, but it makes such a big difference in a child’s life…
A Walgreens pharmacist will be able to help determine what is right for you. Help them build on their 7 million vaccinations donated to-date by getting your flu shot early at your neighborhood Walgreens location. Help spread the word by posting a selfie of you and the Walgreens bandaid received after the immunization. Simply use the hashtag #giveashot on social media to show that you are making a difference in the world!
From July 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016, for every immunization administered, Walgreens will donate $0.18 to the United Nations Foundation, up to a maximum donation of $2,000,000. For more information, go to Walgreens.com/GetaShot. Vaccines subject to availability. State-, age- and health-related restrictions may apply.