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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.