This blog post is sponsored by Walgreens but all opinions are my own.
A few years ago, I encountered the worst stomach flu ever. I had zero energy to move because when I did, well it wasn’t pretty-nor could I drive my son to school. I felt so helpless. After a few days of enduring the stomach bug, I had to be hospitalized for exhaustion, and get a shot to stop losing any additional fluids.
In the midst of my busy life, I had forgotten to get my flu shot that year. Goodness did I learn my lesson!
Each year since, I’ve headed to Walgreens for my flu shot through their Get a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign. For every immunization administered, Walgreens will help provide a lifesaving vaccine, like polio or measles, to a child in a developing country through the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life program.
Did you know: 1 in 5 children still lack access to the lifesaving immunizations that help keep children in the U.S. healthy? Walgreens has already donated 7 million vaccines in the past 2 years! Incredible right?
By simply getting your preventative flu shot, you are helping a child in need. It can’t get any easier than that! This is the solution to children around the world who are unsure “if they will grow up.”
For more information about the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. program, watch this compelling video.
And if you don’t care for shots, speak with a Walgreens pharmacist. They have several flu shot options available. Then share it on social! Proudly flex that arm muscle donning the red bandage and use the hashtag #giveashot letting everyone know that you’ve made a difference in the world.
For more information, go to Walgreens.com/GetaShot. Vaccines subject to availability. State-, age- and health-related restrictions may apply.
Do you get a yearly flu shot, why or why not?