When my five children were growing up, going back to school was always an exciting time. It meant new clothes and backpacks, seeing friends again, and me making sure they were up-to-date on all their required vaccines.
That meant an individual doctor's appointment for any child that needed a shot. It could be very time consuming and expensive for me and my family.
That's one of the reasons I was excited to learn about Walgreens offering school immunizations to children seven years and older right in many Walgreens stores. How easy is that? And you don't even need an appointment.
When you get a shot at Walgreens, you are also helping to provide a life saving vaccine to a needy child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation's Shot@Life Program.
My seven year old grandson Jayden isn't thrilled about getting a shot, just like most other kids. But it makes me extremely grateful that the immunizations he needs to stay healthy are so readily available.
Through the Get a Shot, Give a Shot program at Walgreens, we can provide another child a chance at a healthy life, just by getting our school immunizations there.
I love that Jayden is very aware that there are other children in need. He was glad to know that when he gets the shot he needs, he is helping out a child who is not as fortunate as himself.
I've always explained to my kids that, though a shot is no fun, it keeps them from getting very, very sick. Telling them that they are also helping another child to not get sick makes it a little easier, too.
Of course, a reward or treats after getting a shot helps too!!
Just like other Walgreens, our Walgreens in the Seattle area makes getting children an immunization quick and easy.
Besides not needing an appointment, most insurance plans are accepted, too. Walgreens pharmacists will also report back any immunizations to your primary care physician.
It was amazing how much Walgreens is in the spirit of getting our kids back to school, happy and healthy, just like this sign says.
I picked up a few little extras for Jayden to go back to school with, because that's part of the fun of being a grandmother.
How convenient to get your back to school immunizations and school supplies all in one place, right?
Spiderman and super heros are a big deal around our house. So is taking a daily vitamin to keep us healthy.
I picked up a bottle of these Spiderman Multivitamin Gummies because I knew Jayden would love them. Gone are the days when I had a hard time making my kids chew the nasty tasting kind.
So if you have school aged children seven and older who need immunizations, bring them into Walgreens where they can Get a Shot, Give a Shot.
Every child deserves a healthy life, and you can help make that happen by participating in Walgreens Shot@Life Campaign.
It is so easy to help a child in need when you #GiveaShot. Won't you help?