Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Back to School Immunizations at Walgreens Get a Shot, Give a Shot #GiveaShot #CollectiveBias

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     I don't really think there are very many, if any kids that like to get shots.  I know when I was a kid I hated them.  Not only did I need the typical immunizations, but I had to get weekly allergy shots.  I had no choice but to get these shots for months.  I found different ways to cope with getting shots.  The way I best dealt with them was by counting.  I would try to count really fast and race the nurse.  This helped me to fear the shots less.  I know that often it is hard for children to understand why anyone would need to poke them and make them hurt.  I have used this story and method to help with my own boys and even children in my preschool classes previously.  Recently I took my boys into their doctor for their check ups and immunizations.  My oldest tried to use my trick, it helped a little until he felt the needle.  But maybe next time.  Lucky for him he doesn't need many more immunizations.  But at least now I know he is ready to start 1st grade with up to date vaccines.





     While I was out shopping with my boys and looking at Back to School supplies we stopped in at one of our neighborhood Walgreens.  As we checked out what they had and compared it to our school supply shopping list we noticed the Walgreens Health Care Clinic.  First we saw the sign outside for physicals.  Inside we saw the Health Care Clinic and I was impressed by how big it was and it was not very busy.  There were a few people waiting, but they seemed to be called back pretty quickly.  It is so convenient to stop in for a quick vaccine while doing your shopping.  And Walgreens makes it easy with no appointment needed.  You can just stop in at your convenience and there is minimal wait.  Plus they accept most insurance plans.  And just so everyone is up to date the Walgreens Pharmacists will report everything back to your primary care physician.




     I recently learned from #CollectiveBias that Walgreens not only offers back to school immunizations conveniently in their store, but when you get a shot then they also give a shot.  What I mean by that is every time a child gets their childhood immunizations for school at Walgreens, then Walgreens will provide a life saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation's Shot@Life Campaign.  This campaign is such a great gift to so many children out there that would otherwise go unprotected from many deadly diseases.  I wish I had known about the program before taking my boys to their appointments.  I would have scheduled to get their vaccines done at Walgreens while helping out other kids.  

Get A Shot, Give A Shot. Help a child in need.(3) Find a store.



41 comments:

  1. My kids usually just get them at their yearly well visits, but it's awesome to have this as a plan B!!

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  2. This is such a great program. Good for Walgreens for helping those that are less fortunate!

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  3. We will be getting our vaccines this year for sure. It's great to know we are giving back at the same time.

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  4. I never knew they did immunizations! Good info, thanks! Mitch

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  5. It's great that Walgreens is doing the Get a Shot, Give a Shot program. It's always nice when something I would have to do anyway can make a difference for someone else.

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  6. I love Walgreens and the fact that they offer immunizations. This is definitely a great thing they're doing. :)

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  7. We just had back to school shots done yesterday at our pediatricians office. I had no idea Walgreens did this. What a great program.

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  8. This is a great program. Being from Trinidad, I have seen first hand, children go without basic, life saving vaccinations. I've also heard of children losing their life because their bodies were unable to fight off a flu or disease. It is a sad reality. Trinidad is actually one of the better 3rd World countries...so can you imagine what other countries are facing?

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  9. We don't do vaccines at all but we do visit Walgreens clinic when we need to. They are awesome and fast.

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  10. I used to get allergy shots also. Yuck!! Great program they have going there with their get one give one program

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  11. It's so convenient that this program exists! Walgreens is so easy to find.

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  12. Our kids get theirs at the Peds office, but this is great for people who need it. It's very convenient.

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  13. I think it's so great that Walgreens is doing this! Children in need deserve so much more!

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  14. That's awesome that you don't need an appointment. I should check to see if my daughter needs any shots this year.

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  15. This is a great initiative by Walgreens! Thanks for sharing this.

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  16. Yep, back to school time means supplies and immunizations! Great that you can get them done at Walgreens. Even better that they donate a shot for a shot!

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  17. It's so great that families have more options now that don't depend on insurance coverage. We use our primary as well, but that isn't something everyone has. Well done, Walgreens.

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  18. That is great the get a shot give a shot. Great reason to stop by Walgreens and get a shot.

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  19. Walgreens really does have it all! Great to know!

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  20. Really neat.. Wish we had walgreens here in Canada it would be pretty good to not have to wait for dr appts!

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  21. That makes for some serious "one stop shopping!"

    We love Walgreens at our house.

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  22. Love these options, especially for families without insurance. can't believe school starts back so soon!

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  23. Love that Walgreens is also donating a shot as well. So convenient for families!

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  24. I think it is great drug stores offer immunizations. I am sure it helps a lot of people.

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  25. So important to get the immunizations done before school and to give back to a child in need! Now that is very convenient instead of having to schedule a clinical appointment.

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  26. Thats a great program Walgreens has. I don't have one close here though.

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  27. I didn't know Walgreens gives immunizations. Good to know!

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  28. I didn't know Walgreens did this, thank you for sharing. I think it's very convenient!!

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  29. This is a great program. I am pro vaccines for all children.

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  30. I love Walgreens. For this and many more reasons!

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  31. Walgreens is great for convenience. That's the main reason I shop there.

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  32. It is really great of Walgreens to offer this. I'm all for convenience!

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  33. I'm so glad that Walgreens started offering these. Makes it so much easier than going to the doctor with all the kiddos

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  34. What a great program! I love how Walgreens offers this.

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  35. Very cool! I love how Walgreen's is always so active in the community.

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  36. This is so convenient! I love Walgreens.

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  37. My daughter doesn't need any shots this year but how convenient that you can have them done at your local Walgreens.

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  38. Thank you for your help in spreading this important program! #client

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  39. Thank you for the reminder! School starts a week from today- I need to get my act in gear!

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  40. i think next year I have to get these for my tween. glad to know I can do them at walgreens

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  41. Oh, I'm so happy to be done with the vaccinations for this year. My boys were so brave, especially my little one, who insisted on watching the needle closely:)

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