It’s back to school season, and it’s time to get our children up to date required immunizations prior to the start of the school
year. Vaccines save lives. Millions of children could be spared from measles, polio, pneumonia, and other preventable diseases if we could simply get them the vaccines they need. Many children in developing countries lack access to vaccines – often because they live in hard-to-reach communities. Vaccines currently help save 2.5 million children from preventable diseases every year. But with your help, global vaccination programs implemented by our partners can prevent the 1.5 million deaths that still happen every year, and ensure that all children, no matter where they live, have a shot at a healthy life.
Walgreens general back to School Immunization Campaign Get a Shot. Give a Shot in partnership with the Shot@Life campaign during the back to school season, when your child receives their school immunization – like whooping cough or meningitis – or any other immunization at Walgreens, they will help provide a life-saving vaccine to children around the world who need them most through the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
Walgreens offers the immunizations that might be required for your child such as whooping cough and meningitis. They make it quick and easy for those running out of time with no appointment needed and available anytime the pharmacy is open. Our specially trained pharmacists will also report back to your primary care physician to keep them up to date on all immunizations.
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious virus that causes coughing. The vaccine also protects against diphtheria and tetanus. The CDC recommends infant vaccinations a booster at ages 11 and 12 to maintain immunity. This is typically recommended for those going into 6-9th grade
Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, the protective lining that covers the brain and spinal cord, and can be caused by bacteria or viruses. Although not very common, people who spend time in crowded areas like dorm rooms and school classrooms are at a greater risk. The vaccine is recommended for adolescents’ ages 11 through 18.
Immunization is one of the world’s biggest health success stories. Yet, 1 in 5 children still lack access to the lifesaving immunizations that help keep children in the U.S. healthy. Coordinated worldwide vaccination efforts have made significant progress, particularly in reducing cases of measles and polio. You can be a part of this success story by getting your immunization at Walgreens.
Funds will go to support measles and polio vaccinations efforts, by UNICEF and the World Health Organizations, in the countries where they are needed most . Shot@Life focuses on providing vaccines for measles, polio, pneumococcal disease and rotavirus
Call to Action: Visit Walgreens for your child’s school immunization and help a child in need.
School Immunizations are available with no appointment necessary any time the pharmacy is open.
For more information, please visit www.walgreens.com/gobackhealthy