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Walgreens to Help Provide Up to 3 Million Life-Saving Vaccines for Children who Need Them Most Through Donation to United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign
Date:9/4/2013

n is focused on educating and empowering Americans to support and advocate for decreasing vaccine-preventable childhood deaths while giving children around the world a shot at a healthy life.

“Walgreens’ generous donation will help save lives, while creating a greater awareness of the need to make vaccines available to parents around the world who want to protect their children from preventable diseases,” said Kathy Calvin, president and chief executive officer of the United Nations Foundation. “Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways to save and improve the lives of children in developing countries by protecting them from life-threatening diseases.”

The collaboration with Shot@Life builds upon Walgreens national and international efforts to provide greater access to much-needed health care services. Over the last two years, Walgreens has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization to donate more than 400,000 doses of flu vaccine for at-risk populations in Laos and Nicaragua. In the U.S., Walgreens is in its fourth year of a flu shot voucher program developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Through the program, Walgreens has distributed approximately 1 million flu shot vouchers to uninsured and underinsured individuals nationwide.    

The Walgreens/Shot@Life program launches as flu season approaches in the U.S. Flu shots are among the vaccinations now available daily at all Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies and all Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens.

Walgreens locations in most states offer a wide range of 17 CDC-recommended vaccines, including those to protect against shingles, pneumonia, pertussis (whooping cough), meningitis, hepatitis and others, although vaccine regulations vary by state. Vaccinations are available during all pharmacy and clinic hours, including nights, overnights at 24-hour ph
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