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Walgreens, UN Foundation launch 2016 Get a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign


DEERFIELD, Ill. - Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation on Wednesday announced the launch of the 2016 Get a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign, a fourth-year collaboration to help provide life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries.

“Get a Shot. Give a Shot. creates a unique opportunity for our customers to play an active role in helping to protect millions of children from vaccine-preventable diseases,” stated Alex Gourlay, Walgreens president. “This campaign is one of the many ways in which we’re helping to improve immunization rates among targeted populations, both here in the U.S. and across the globe. It’s gratifying to see the impact Walgreens and its customers are making to champion everyone’s right to be happy and healthy.”

“Families everywhere deserve the opportunity to keep their children safe from preventable diseases like measles and polio. Get a Shot. Give a Shot. gives Walgreens customers a chance to support the health and wellbeing of children around the world while taking care of their own health needs,” said Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of UN Foundation. “At the UN Foundation we believe every child deserves a shot at a healthy life. Walgreens’ support of the Shot@Life campaign is an important part of making that vision a reality.”

Now through Aug. 31, 20171, for every flu shot or other immunization administered at Walgreens pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics or Duane Reade pharmacies, Walgreens will donate the value of a life-saving vaccine through the Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.

With the support of Walgreens customers, the campaign has helped to provide more than 15 million polio and measles vaccines since the program’s inception in 2013. Shot@Life is a movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed through the UN and other partners.


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