Did you know getting your seasonal flu shot can help save lives? Thanks to a partnership between Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, getting your flu shot means a life-saving vaccine will be given to a child who needs it most.
From today through October 13, when you receive a flu shot or any other immunization at Walgreens through the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. ® campaign, they will help provide a vaccine against polio or measles to a child in a developing country through Shot@Life and our United Nations partners.
I can easily visit a local pharmacy, hospital or doctor’s office to get my immunizations, but millions of children in developing countries don’t have the same opportunity, leaving them vulnerable to devastating diseases like polio and measles. In fact, a child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. You can help change a child’s life forever.
Thanks to your participation throughout the month of August, Blogust had over 80,000 actions, reaching its goal of providing 60,000 life-saving vaccines for children around the world who need them most. YOU are the ones who made this possible with your comments, shares and compassion for wanting every child around the globe to have a shot at a healthy life.
Join others to make a world of difference. Visit Walgreens to get a flu shot and give a shot that will protect a child from a harmful disease.
BY KATHY CALVIN