Walgreens is now offering flu shots for anyone aged 3 years old and older at nearly 9,000 store locations nationwide to help reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable illnesses in communities.
A recent spike in flu cases in the Southern Hemisphere is being regarded as a warning sign that flu activity in the United Sates could reach pre-pandemic levels during the 2022-2023 flu season. Australia is nearing the end of its worst flu season in five years, according to a report from the country's Department of Health and Aged Care.
“Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect ourselves and those around us from flu and other vaccine preventable illnesses,” said Anita Patel, vice president of pharmacy services development at Walgreens. “To help save families a trip, Walgreens pharmacists are co-administering flu shots and other recommended vaccines during a single visit.”
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Walgreens is offering a $5 Walgreens Cash reward in August through December and a $10 Walgreens Cash reward during the month of September to individuals who receive any vaccination at a Walgreens location.
Appointments are highly encouraged for the best experience. To schedule an appointment for a flu shot or any vaccine at Walgreens, visit here or download the Walgreens app. Individuals will have the option to schedule additional vaccines in the same visit, making it easy and convenient to stay up to date on all recommended vaccines, such as COVID-19, shingles, pneumonia, whooping cough, meningitis, measles, tetanus, typhoid, polio and others.
For the 10th consecutive year, Walgreens is teaming up with the United Nations Foundation for the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. program to help provide lifesaving vaccines to children around the world. Beginning Sept. 1 until Dec. 31, for every flu shot or other routine immunization administered, Walgreens will make a donation to the UN Foundation’s [email protected] campaign, up to $2.6 million. To date, the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. program has helped provide more than 80 million lifesaving vaccines to children around the world and has committed to reaching 100 million immunizations by 2024.
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