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It’s that time again…back to school is upon us and it’s also time to make sure the kids are up to date on their immunizations. What’s great about Walgreens is it a fast and easy place to stop in for all things back to school and our immunizations but with their Give a shot, get a shot campaign, for every shot they give out, they give a shot to a child in need.
I know my middle child who is going to kindergarten this year needs his chicken pox vaccine as well as a few others and when he gets those shots, Walgreens will provide a life saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign.
I know for my kids, shots can cause a little bit of anxiety as it does with most kids so when my older kids have to get immunizations we make a date out of it. Going to Walgreens to get their shots is a little less intimidating than having to go to the doctor. It’s also a lot faster than having to wait on the doctor so when they needs they shots, myself or my husband takes them to Walgreens to get their shots. Then we tell them after we get their immunizations, we will go out and get ice cream together so they have something to look forward to doing as well as having 1 on 1 time together with 1 parent.
I also talked with my kids about how there are some kids in the world that don’t have easy access to shots and how they are helping them gets get shots when they get shots themselves. They are pretty young but did understand about the magnitude of what they are doing and it made getting the shots a little less painful.
This program is aimed at school age kids 7 and up so if you have kids that age and are in need of immunizations, consider going to Walgreens so not only can you get your kids taken care of but also help a kid in need.
Here are a few things you need to know before going to get the immunizations:
1. You do not need an appointment so it’s quick a easy
2. Walgreens accepts more insurance
3. The Walgreens pharmacist will report back to your primary care physician on the immunizations your child recieved
My son is very active and loves to play soccer. I want to make sure he can play for years to come so keeping him up to date with his immunizations is very important!