This blog post is sponsored by Walgreens but all opinions are my own.
As much as I’ve been fighting it, summer is starting to come to an end. School is back in session, and I find myself wearing sweatshirts more often.
I’m even starting to hear about another harsh winter ahead of us. Such is life in Maine.
This reality also means that the flu season is on its way. Lucky us, right?
A much more harsh reality is that one in five children in the world do not get the life-saving vaccines they need. We’re talking about simple vaccines that can change the language of a child from “if I grow up” to “when I grow up.”
The UN Foundation and Walgreens are partnering for the third year in a row for the Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® campaign. I love the campaign because for every flu shot administered at Walgreens, they will help provide a lifesaving vaccine to a child in a developing country. It’s a simple way to give back while getting your yearly flu shot.
Thanks to Walgreens customers, 7 million life-saving vaccines have been donated to date. Significant progress has been made in reducing cases of measles and polio in particular through coordinated vaccination efforts around the globe.
So, yes, you can actually make a world of difference when you and your family choose Walgreens to get your flu shot! They offer a variety of flu shot options, which you can discuss with the pharmacist. And you’ll get a cool red bandage (see above) when you are done.
You can help spread the word about the life-saving campaign by getting a flu shot, posting a selfie with you sporting your Walgreens bandage and using #GIVEaSHOT.
Find a Walgreens store and feel good about getting the flu shot this season. You’ll (hopefully) avoid sickness during the winter months, and you’ll help a child in need!
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.
Will you be getting a flu shot this year?
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