It wasn’t until I was pregnant with my oldest daughter that I realized the flu vaccines wasn’t the only adult vaccine that was available. My husband and I were both encouraged to get flu shots while I was pregnant and get our Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) shots as well to reduce the risk of potential illnesses effecting our unborn child.
Without getting these recommended immunizations, I could have missed out on a happy, healthy future with my family. Since both of my daughters were born prematurely, current vaccinations were essential in their overall health. But vaccination needs weren’t just limited to myself and my husband, anyone that visited her needed to be vaccinated before entering the NICU (and afterwards, our home). I couldn’t bear the thought of them becoming ill and potentially needing hospitalization for exposure to something that could have easily been avoided.
Although our girls no longer have weakened immune systems, we still try to do everything in our power to keep them healthy. Being able to care for our daughters and enjoy all of our family time together is so important to us, which means we have have to stay healthy and protected as well. Since my husband and I have already had our yearly physicals this year, it’s actually more cost effective to avoid another copay and head to Walgreens for our flu shots.
Time is money so not only can you save on copays, but having several locations nearby means it’s easy to pop in when you have some extra time in your schedule. As a courtesy to their customers, Walgreens is now offering the flexibility to not only receive a walk in visit but also schedule an appointment too.
Get A Shot. Give A Shot.
Walgreens has partnered with the United Nations Foundation’s Shot at Life campaign. Now through October 14, every person who receives a flu shot or other immunization at Walgreens, will help supply a life saving vaccine to a child in a developing country. This strategic partnership will provide up to 3 million vaccines for like threatening diseases such as measles and polio.
There are so many adult vaccines available at Walgreens, I encourage you to find one that you need to help a child have a shot at making their dreams possible.
Adult Vaccinations Offered at Walgreens:
- Chickenpox series (Varicella)
- Flu (Influenza)
- Hepatitis A series
- Hepatitis B series
- Human Papillomavirus series (HPV)
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Meningitis (Meningococcal)
- Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)
- Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis/Whooping Cough (Tdap)
- Tetanus & Diphtheria (Td)
Do you need any vaccinations? Fill in the blank: I am giving a child a shot at ___________________.