The largest drugstore chain in the U.S. has made a commitment of providing up to 3 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries. Their "Get a shot, Give a Shot" vaccine initiative has been launched to show their commitment to helping people beyond U.S.
For every vaccine administered at Walgreen pharmacy, Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreen as well as Duane Reade pharmacy in New York, they will be donating the value of the vaccine to United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life campaign and they are doing it from now through October 14.
"We've developed a number of innovative programs and public-private partnerships through which we’ve helped improve immunization rates in medically underserved areas, and among other targeted populations in need across the U.S.," said Harry Leider, M.D. from Walgreens.
They are doing it because even now, in 21st century, a child dies every 20 seconds from preventable diseases. Preventable through life-saving vaccines such as polio and measles. And most of the children dying are located in just 10 developing countries.
People across the United States are encouraged to get a shot themselves, a shot that will also provide one life-saving shot to a child in a developing country.
Learn more about the Shot@Life Initiative where the donations will be going at Shotatlife.org.
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Jay Gory, The Cheers News