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Walgreens provides up to 3 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries
DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for flu season, actress Amanda Peet, ambassador of the UN Foundation's Shot@Life program, received her annual flu shot at Walgreens, http://news.walgreens.com, (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) flagship store in New York City to support its "Get a Shot, Give a Shot" campaign – with the goal of providing up to 3 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries.
B-roll, photos of the event and program information is available here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/62923-walgreens-flu-season2013/
As a mother, actress and ambassador to the UN Foundation's Shot@Life program, Amanda spoke about the importance of providing life-saving vaccinations to children in need across the globe. According to Shot@Life and the UN Foundation:
From now through Oct. 14, Walgreens will donate the value of one life-saving vaccine to children in developing countries for every flu shot or other vaccine administered at any of its pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens or Duane Reade pharmacy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu shot for everyone over the age of 6 months as soon as the vaccine becomes available.
Flu shots are offered on a walk-in basis, and those interested in appointments can schedule one online for any Walgreens or Healthcare Clinic by visiting www.walgreens.com or www.walgreens.com/clinic.
Flu shots are available daily during all pharmacy and clinic hours, including nights, overnights at 24-hour pharmacy locations, weekends and holidays, with no appointment necessary. Age restrictions vary by state at Walgreens pharmacies, while Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens can provide immunizations for patients age 2 and older. Flu shots are covered for eligible patients under Medicare Part B as well as most insurance plans.
About the Walgreens Get a Shot, Give a Shot Campaign with Shot@Life
Walgreens has partnered with the UN Foundation's Shot@Life campaign to provide up to 3 million vaccines to children in need to help protect against diseases like measles, pneumonia, polio and rotavirus. From now through Oct. 14, Walgreens will donate the value of one life-saving vaccine to children in developing countries for every flu shot or other vaccine administered at its pharmacies, or Healthcare clinic or Duane Reade pharmacy across the country.
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,117 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers, provider practices, and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.
 While immunizing health professional is on duty. Subject to availability. State, age and health-related restrictions apply. See pharmacy for details.
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