It seems like August always gets here a little sooner than we expect, doesn’t it? It’s still summer but you can feel it ending. School is coming which means back-to-school shopping and required vaccines.
Of course, you planned to make that appointment for immunizations long ago, but somehow the summer slipped by. Now, the doctor’s office is booked because EVERYONE just realized it’s time for vaccinations. Isn’t that always how it happens?
I dodged the bullet this year and we don’t have any vaccinations due, but I have heard lots of parents juggling schedules and begging doctors’ receptionists to get an appointment so they can get those required vaccines in time. Thankfully, there’s another option.
Walgreens makes getting required vaccines like whooping cough and meningitis quick and easy. Walgreens accepts most insurance, and the pharmacist will report back to your primary care physician. How convenient is that?
Best of all, Walgreens has a #GiveAShot program. When you get a shot, you give a shot, meaning that when you get your child’s school immunization done at Walgreens, they will help provide a life-saving immunization to a child in a developing country through the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life program.
You can walk in or make an appointment, so Walgreens is the perfect back to school spot. Immunizations? Check! School supplies? Check! Stuff for lunches and after school snacks? Check! You can knock out tons of items on your “to do” list in just one stop!
Our local Walgreens has a huge back-to-school section with signs making it easy to find as soon as you enter the store.
We found everything from folders, to lunch boxes, to headphones.
We picked up a few back-to-school essentials at a great price and when my kids are a little older I’ll keep Walgreens in mind for immunizations.
Be sure to check out the Walgreens website for information about when different vaccines are required for school, and to schedule your appointment.
Thanks to Walgreens and #CollectiveBias for giving me the opportunity to share this information.