Get a Shot. Give a Shot. With Walgreens

Monday, July 28, 2014

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #GiveaShot #CollectiveBias

It pains me to say it, but I am heading back to work on Thursday.  With the impending school year looming over my head I knew it was time to stock up on school supplies for my classroom as well as for Cohen's room too.  Even though he technically doesn't have a list of supplies, I like to send a few extra things for his teachers because being a teacher myself, I know how quickly items like tissues and hand sanitizer can run out.  But as I was making my list of items it reminded me to check with his doctor to see which of his yearly vaccinations were due.  The beginning of the year is always a great reminder to stay up to date on those necessary shots - especially as we head back to school!

I stopped by Walgreens to grab the items on my list since the majority of them were on sale and offered some great Balance Rewards points.  It's a free to sign up and the points quickly add up!  I scored some hot deals and got a great head start on my back to school shopping for both Cohen and myself.  Plus I was able to grab the August Savings Book to keep on hand for future trips.

While we were in the store I  walked by the Healthcare Clinic.  Not only can you score your kiddo's Back-to-School supplies but you can also get them up to date on their immunizations like whooping cough and meningitis.  Walgreens makes it quick and easy - no appointment needed.  They accept most insurance policies and the Walgreens pharmacists will report back to your primary care physician with your medical records and shot information.

Now when you get your child's school immunization, Walgreens will provide a lifesaving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the UN Foundation Shot@Life campaign.  So when your kiddo Gets a Shot, they Give a Shot to a child in need.  How cool is that?  This is a great incentive for your child to help soothe the ouchy from their own shot.  You can remind them that they are helping another child who really needs a shot and may not have been able to get one without their help!  This program is aimed, however, for children 7 years and older.

I'm sad that summer is quickly coming to an end but thankfully I'm not as stressed out about getting supplies and be prepared for the school year.  I love that Walgreens can be that one stop shop for both Back-to-School supplies and school vaccines.  Save some money, get your child up to date on their shots for school and give a shot to another child who is in desperate need.  Hey, it's not every day you can tell your children they helped provide life saving vaccines for others in need!

Now let's go soak up what little time we have left with that summer sun!


  1. It is great that they make it so easy to get these necessary vaccines!

  2. this is such a great program. I love that they are working to give kids a shot at life in developing countries by providing a service that our kids here need to have done.

  3. I love that they are giving kids a shot at life in developing countries by providing services to kids here that are required by the school districts.