A new charity campaign lets you potentially save a child’s life in a poor nation when you get a flu shot.
Now thru October 13, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, Walgreens will donate vaccines for polio and measles to a child in an underdeveloped country every time someone gets a flu shot or other immunization at one of Walgreen’s pharmacies or clinics nationwide.
Currently, 1 in 5 children worldwide are without access to life-saving immunizations, and a child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable disease.
This is the second year of the life-saving operation and Walgreens says it hopes to double its reach from the 3 million vaccines donated last season to 6 million this year.
Get a shot, check out the Walgreens.com/GetAShot page for more information and on how to find a local clinic. Sign the pledge to help save children’s lives and to share what you know with family and friends.
These days, it can be hard to give back, but these little ways can and do make a difference. I pledged! Going to get my shot this weekend! You can too!
Very cool! We know you anti-Vaxxers will be sitting this one out.