Walgreens and the United Nations (UN) Foundation today announced the launch of the 2016 Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® campaign, a fourth-year collaboration to help provide life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries.
Get a Shot. Give a Shot.
With the support of Walgreens customers, the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign has helped to provide more than 15 million polio and measles vaccines since the program’s inception in 2013. [email protected] is a movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed through the UN and other partners. According to the UN Foundation, 1 in 5 children worldwide lack access to life-saving immunizations, and a child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable disease. Coordinated worldwide vaccination efforts have made significant progress, particularly reducing cases of measles and polio.
Walgreens locations in most states offer a wide range of 17 CDC-recommended vaccines, subject to availability, including those to protect against influenza, shingles, pneumonia, pertussis (whooping cough), meningitis, hepatitis and other diseases. Vaccinations are available during all pharmacy and Healthcare Clinic hours, including nights, overnights at 24-hour pharmacy locations, weekends and holidays, with no appointment necessary.
Now through August 31, 2017, for every flu shot or other immunization administered at Walgreens pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics, or Duane Reade pharmacies, Walgreens will donate the value of a life-saving vaccine through the Foundation’s [email protected] campaign.
The UN Foundation’s [email protected] campaign collaborates with many organizations and corporations to broaden American support for childhood immunizations in developing countries against diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, measles and polio. Together, these partners are working with [email protected] to benefit UNICEF, the World Health Organization and other implementing partners to save lives and improve the health of millions of children around the world through life-saving vaccines.