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With a kindergartener and preschooler set to start school this fall, I had to make doctor’s visits a top priority this summer to ensure the boys received all of the required vaccines and immunizations. These types of vaccinations can guard against conditions such as whooping cough and meningitis and can be very important when grouped together with other children in a school setting. #GiveaShot #CollectiveBias
With two boys, I know the importance of health in keeping them happy and safe. Did you know that getting a shot at Walgreens will actually give you the opportunity to teach your children about paying it forward? With the Get a Shot, Give a Shot® program from Walgreens aimed at school-aged children, ages 7 and up, for every school immunization given, a life saving vaccine is then provided to a child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign.
Heading to the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic is quick and easy because you do not need an appointment. The waiting area is inviting and provides a great source of information, including pamphlets and a computer based resource.
Most forms of insurance are accepted and I also love the fact that the Walgreens pharmacists will report back to your primary care physicians. This means that if you head to Walgreens to receive immunizations to help with the Shot@Life program, your doctor will be kept in the loop so that records are up-to-date and accurate.
The United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life program provided a unique opportunity to talk with the boys about how we can give back to those around us. In addition to receiving immunizations, we put together a Doctor’s Visit Care Package using items we found at Walgreens to send to one of our friends as they prepare for their back-to-school physicals and shots. The boys picked out some great treats to surprise him!
Our care package took into account the boo-boos from shots along with providing some great surprise treats for once the appointment was finished.
1. Discovery Kids Fluttering Butterfly (moveable and awesome – reminds me of a real butterfly!)
2. Nice! Gummy Bears
3. Nutella to Go! Need I say more? I also may have purchased one for myself…
4. Bubbles that look like a popsicle
5. Angry Birds bandages
6. Colored pencils (great sale thanks to school supplies’ season!)
7. Batman coloring book with stickers
8. Postal mailing box (I had no idea Walgreens carried these. A great surprise that finished off our special box!)
Charlie enjoyed placing the items in the box and we talked about how each one was the perfect choice for after a doctor’s visit. We also talked about how nice it is to do things for other people and the importance of spreading love wherever we go!
One of the things I’m learning as a mother is that while I’m raising my children, I’m also raising them to care about others. Talking with them early on about the importance about giving back prepares them for their venture into the world. From our care package to participating in the Walgreens Get a Shot, Give a Shot® campaign, we can make a difference even at a young age. Give your child the wings to do just that.