Walgreens holding Get a Shot. Give a Shot. vaccination program

Above:  Get a shot soon to avoid a nasty flu this winter. If you do it through your local Walgreens, you could also help save a child’s life. (Image cropped from photo posted to Flickr by USACE Europe District)

Walgreens, including its Southborough location on Route 9 is running a “Get A Shot. Give a Shot” program. Anyone who gets their flu shot at Walgreens will be ensuring that a “life-saving vaccine” is donated to a child in an underdeveloped country.

A Walgreens spokesperson shared:

 According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Weekly Influenza Update, influenza activity remains low but is beginning to rise across Massachusetts. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expects that flu activity will rise over the next few weeks. As we enter into a busy holiday travel season, the flu shot is one of the best ways people can protect themselves this year.

Walgreens is making it simple to receive your flu vaccine with their Get A Shot. Give A Shot. program. Through the program, for every vaccination administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, Walgreens will donate the value of a life-saving vaccine to a child in need. In just three years since the program launched, Walgreens, along with the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign, has helped to provide over 15-million vaccines to deserving youth around the world.

You can learn more through their video here, or press release here.

Updated (12/13/16): I originally included their offer for interviews that was meant for me, not readers.

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