We are thrilled to announce our fifth year of collaboration with Walgreens through the Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® program – a program that has helped provide more than 20 million polio and measles vaccines to children around the world!
Now through Aug. 31, 2018, for every flu shot or any other immunization administered at Walgreens , Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens and Duane Reade in New York, Walgreens will donate the value of a polio or measles vaccine to a child in need through the Shot@Life campaign (up to $2 million). These vaccines are delivered through Shot@Life’s United Nations (UN) partners, who provide critical immunization programs for millions of children every year. This support can help strengthen overall routine immunization services for the world’s most vulnerable children for years to come – improving child health, reducing preventable sickness, and building a strong healthy nation for the future.
Around the world, one in five children lacks access to lifesaving immunizations that help keep children in the U.S. healthy. In fact, one child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could be prevented by a vaccine. By expanding access to vaccines, we can prevent 1.5 million child deaths each year.
We thank Walgreens and all of you for continuing to make an impact in so many children’s lives. Through programs like Get a Shot. Give a Shot.®, we can help ensure every child has a shot at a happy and healthy life. Join us in making a world of difference!