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As much as I love my kids, this time of year, they are lean, mean germ carrying machines. With both of them now in school, they are exposed to pretty much every germ on the planet, which means they also expose me. To keep healthy during the upcoming cold and flu season, I always get my flu vaccine, clean like there is no tomorrow and break out the anti-bacterial wipes and spray to any and every surface in our home.
When you live in a small town like we do, getting into your local clinic for something as simple as a routine vaccine can sometimes be a challenge. Our small town clinic often vaccine supply runs out, only has supplies available for patients on government aid, or doesn’t have appointments available.
So where do you go when you need to get vaccine if you can’t get into your local clinic? How about one of my favorite places to also shop for deals? Walgreens! Many Walgreens pharmacies now offer a wide variety of different vaccines that you can get at your local store when it’s convenient for you. Whether it’s the flu, Shingles, hepatitis, travel immunization, HPV or something else, they have you covered. No appointment is necessary, they accept most insurance plans and you’ll even earn 500 Balance Rewards points for each immunization to use towards future purchases.
We were asked this week at Two Kids and a Coupon to visit our local Walgreens and to learn more about the various vaccines that they offer and to find out more about an amazing charitable giving program they sponsor called Shot@Life.
Now through October 14th, when you get a flu shot or any other immunization at a Walgreens location, they will also provide a life-saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign. Their goal is to provide up to to three million vaccines to children who need it most and prevent for life threatening diseases like measles and polio.
Our family has already had our flu vaccines and we’re up to date on our other immunizations, so no one got “shot” on this visit, but I am impressed with this social giving initiative that Walgreens is doing. My kids are fortunate that here in the United States that many illnesses such as Polio and Measles are no longer a normal health risk for children, but for kids growing up on other continents, they aren’t as lucky. Your flu shot or other vaccine can also give them a vaccine that can help them live a longer and healthier live to have a great future with their own families.
Getting your vaccines at Walgreens is handy and convenient for you, and gives them a real Shot@Life.