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Get a Shot, Give a Shot

This flu season you have the chance to help children in developing countries to get the much needed vaccine simply by getting a shot yourself. You can do this by getting a vaccine at Walgreen locations around the U.S., more specifically at any Walgreen pharmacy, Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacy in NY. Every shot you get will get one shot to children in developing countries. And so up to 3 million vaccines will be donated by Walgreens to United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign.

The partnership between Walgreens and the Shot@Life movement is an international effort to give better access to much-needed health care services to children in countries who wouldn’t have access to it without it. The Shot@Life campaign also tries to create awareness of the need to make those vaccines available to parents around the globe and educate as well as empower Americans to advocate for decreasing childhood deaths through the use of vaccines. At this point, based on statistics, 1 in 5 children around the world lacks access to life-saving immunizations.

“With the growing need for life-saving vaccines such as polio and measles in developing countries, we’re proud to work with the UN Foundation on this important cause that provides access to vaccine for children in need, creates greater awareness and furthers our mission to help people get, stay and live well,” said Harry Leider, M.D., Walgreens chief medical officer.

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