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I remember the first time my daughter had to get an immunization shot at the doctor’s office.  It was traumatic for both of us.  I wish I had known about Walgreens back then.  Walgreens is a familiar place for her, we shop there all the time.  In fact, she loves going there – the combination of makeup (when you first walk in!), hair accessories, band-aids and toys creates her dream store.

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I went to Walgreens today to see what fun items  I could find that would help a child to lose some of the fear of shots.  I found some perfect things!  My first stop was the toy section and I found Doc McStuffins sets.  If you’re not familiar with Doc McStuffins it’s a little girl who is a “doctor” for toys. A seven-year-old girl named Dottie “Doc” McStuffins decides she wants to become a doctor like her mother. She pretends to be a doctor by fixing toys and dolls. When she puts on her stethoscope, toys, dolls, and stuffed animals come to life and she can communicate with them. With help from her stuffed animal friends – Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly – Doc helps toys “feel better” by giving them check-ups and diagnosing their illnesses with “The Big Book of Boo Boos”.

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My daughter has an addiction to band-aids.  At one point I was ready to seek professional help!  At any given point in time she has at least two somewhere.  So next I headed to the bandage section at Walgreens.  Bonanza, not only did I find band-aids, but there was a first aid kit on sale.  I took out the medications and it became the perfect props for a first aid lesson.  Talking about going to the doctor, getting shots, and first aid help make these topics less scary for children.  If it’s a pretend situation when they are introduced to them, when a real life doctor visit or emergency occur, they are better prepared to stay calm.

Another benefit to going to Walgreens for an immunization is the accessibility.  You don’t need to make an appointment.  School is starting soon and there is so much to do.  Anything that can save us time is a appreciated!  I’ve been seeing comments in my Facebook feed from friends that a lot of moms are like me and worried about fitting everything in before that first day.  Shop for supplies and take care of immunizations in one trip!

I love when I can combine helping my own family with helping others.  Not only is Walgreens a convenient place for your family to get immunizations, you will be helping someone else.  Children are disabled or killed every year by  immunization-preventable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, measles and polio.  We can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to immunizations.  Every 20 seconds.

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1.5 million children die every year

Pneumonia and diarrhea are the two biggest killers of children under five, and account for more than one-third of childhood deaths worldwide. Polio has recently reemerged in areas that had been polio-free for years and measles still kills an estimated 450 people each day—the majority of whom are young children.

How can you help?  There’s one way that won’t cost you a penny.  Walgreens has partnered with the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign and will “match” every school immunization given at Walgreens.  Walgreens is your easy stop for immunizations and back to school items this year, but in addition, every time you get an immunization for kids at Walgreens you are helping them Give a Shot to a child in need. When your child gets their school immunizations, like whooping cough or meningitis at Walgreens, they will help provide a life saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign.  This program is aimed at school aged children, ages 7 and up.

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Benefits of Going to Walgreens for Immunizations

  • Walgreens makes it quick and easy – no appointment needed
  • Most Insurance Accepted
  • Walgreens pharmacists will report back to your primary care physician
  • Walgreens will provide a life saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign

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    I usually don’t care for Walgreens because they’ll have items with certain prices and then charge you more at the counter. This is a good thing they are doing by helping children.
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    Thank you so much for sharing this important message! Your daughter is adorable! #client
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