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When I heard about the Get a Shot Give a Shot campaign at Walgreens, I was intrigued to find out more. I have always supported brands and companies that give back with a purchase and the idea that you can give a child a life saving shot, just by getting a Flu Vaccine yourself, really hits home for me. How much easier could it be to help out?
Adrian, Sam and I headed over to one of the four Walgreens in our area to get more information about the adult immunizations, and this very special campaign.
So how does the Get a Shot, Give a Shot campaign work? Walgreens has partnered with the United Nations Foundation’s Shot at Life campaign. Until October 14, 2013 for every person who receives a flu shot or any immunization at Walgreens, they’ll help supply a life saving vaccine to a child in a developing country.
Why are adult immunizations important? As mom of 5 and grandmother to 5 little ones, I can't afford to get sick. I don't have medical insurance either, so for me, it's all about preventative care. A flu shot that only costs $34.99 before winter, can help me avoid getting sick as well as so many other costs associated with sickness: trips to the doctor, medications, loss of work. Last year I didn't get my shot because the store had run out and I was "too busy" to go back when they had more. So what happened? I didn't just get sick once. I ran that flu through here at least three times but the winter was over. That is not going to happen this year because this time, I am going to get it early.
My grown daughters also get a yearly shot at their primary care doctor. But a trip to the doctor is not especially convenient. You have to make an appointment, drive to their office which is usually a little further out and you have to sit in a lobby full of sick people. I hadn't informed myself enough about Walgreens adult immunizations to learn that they are covered by most insurances. And just like my daughters prescriptions are covered at Walgreens, so are the adult immunizations. Guess where my girls will be getting their flu shot this year?
While at Walgreens, I liked how easy it was to find information about both the adult vaccines and the Get a Shot Give a Shot campaign. There were signs starting at the front door and spread out through the entire store.
Also right in the front we found a list of all the immunizations provided by Walgreens, some of them are:
Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Hepatitis A & B
Whether you are in need of a travel immunization or just your regular flu shot, I hope you can keep Walgreens in mind this year. It's a very convenient way to get in and right out without having to visit a doctors office. I do suggest you call ahead and make the sure they have the shot you need in stock so you don't waste a trip. But especially from here till October 14, 2013, I hope you can help Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation’s Shot at Life campaign give as many lifesaving shots as possible to those little children. Find out more about Walgreens adult immunizations and the Get a Shot Give a Shot campaign by visiting them online. You can also see my complete Walgreens trip here.
This year I'm giving a child a shot at a healthy life, how about you?