Promoting a “Shot At Life” For Children Who Need Vaccinations

hjuii9Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the nation, is teaming up with the United Nations Foundation in effort to combat against illnesses. The goal of both organizations is to help children in underdeveloped countries receive the necessary treatments for medical conditions including, but not limited to, polio and pneumonia. Statistics have shown that 1 in 5 children lack access to life-saving immunizations worldwide. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease. The idea is this: Walgreens Flu Season 2013 will give allow their customers to receive flu shots. Each flu shot performed by Walgreens pharmacies, Duane Reade pharmacies, and health care locations with selected Walgreens will add up to the amount donated to the Shot at Life campaign.

Age restrictions also vary at Walgreens pharmacies, while health care clinics at select Walgreens can provide immunizations for patients age 2 and older. Vaccinations are offered ona walk-in basis, and those interested in appointments can schedule one online for any Walgreens or Healthcare Clinic by visiting or The joint forces of Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation will surely create a profound effect on children globally.

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