(I am a champion for Shot @ Life, the United Nations Foundation program that educates, connects, and empowers Americans to help protect children in developing countries from vaccine-preventable diseases*.)
For the second year, Walgreens is sponsoring the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. ® campaign. When you receive a flu shot or any other immunization at Walgreens through the campaign, they will help provide a vaccine against polio or measles to a child in a developing country through Shot@Life.
Although the program has been expanded this year (Walgreens will provide vaccines to children in developing countries for every flu shot or immunization administered here in the US between now and June 30, 2015), the BIG push ends on Monday, October 13.
Around our world, 1 in 5 children do not have access to life-saving vaccines. Shot @ Life is developing and maintaining the momentum to help prevent the deaths that occur every 20 seconds among children under age 5 from vaccine-preventable diseases.
A few features to note about Get A Shot. Give A Shot ® :
- No appointment is necessary (although you can make an appointment here)
- Most insurance is accepted**
- You receive 500 Balance Rewards points for every immunization
I have made my pledge:
and will be getting my flu shot tomorrow afternoon, on the last day of the fall flu shot campaign. You can make your own pledge by clicking here.
For my flu shot, I need your help selecting a bandaid! Here are the options:
I’ll be interested in your thoughts about the BandAid choice but most importantly I would LOVE your participation — either through getting your flu shot at Walgreens (and by doing so getting a child vaccinated through Shot @ Life) — or by simply sharing the important message of Shot @ Life: that $20 (what some of us spend per week in coffee) can immunize a child against pneumonia, diarrhea, measles and polio!
For more information:
Shot @ Life website: www.shotatlife.org
Shot @ Life Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shotatlifecampaign
Shot @ Life Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShotAtLife
Shot @ Life YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/shotatlifecampaign
Shot @ Life Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/shotatlife/
Shot @ Life Donation Page: Click here.
LET ME KNOW YOUR FAVORITE BANDAID. THE ONE WITH THE MOST FANS WINS! AND IF YOU PLEDGE TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT, TAG ME ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE, AND USE #GETASHOT, I GUARANTEE I WILL WEAR YOURS EVEN IF I HAVE TO WEAR 20!
Epilogue: The “Veteran” themed bandaids one overwhelmingly! Support Our Troops, Y’all! (And thank you to pharmacist Tammy and store manager Vernon for their help.)
*Some verbiage taken from Shot @ Life materials.
** in full disclosure I need to let you Capital Health Plan/Tallahassee state employee folks know it is not covered under the state employee contract. I paid the $31.99 cost.