For every immunization administered at Walgreens from Black Friday to #GivingTuesday, company will donate value of two life-saving vaccines through UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign
Washington, DC. – Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation announced a special expansion of the Get a Shot. Give a Shot® program, which will double donations of life-saving vaccines in support of Giving Tuesday. For every immunization administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, Healthcare Clinic or Duane Reade pharmacy, the value of two life-saving vaccines will be donated to a child in a developing country through the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign. This will apply to all immunizations administered at Walgreens beginning Black Friday, Nov. 27, through #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1.
“The expansion of the Get a Shot. Give a Shot® campaign is a great opportunity for consumers to give back this holiday season, while also getting the immunizations they need,” said Devi Thomas, Director, UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign. “Get a Shot. Give a Shot® demonstrates Walgreens commitment to children around the globe, while also working to improve immunization rates here in the U.S. Giving Tuesday is another way in which we’re working together to help make an impact year-round through the campaign.”
Black Friday, followed by Cyber Monday and then #GivingTuesday is widely recognized as a time for families, businesses and charities to come together to celebrate generosity and giving. With the expansion of the program in time for Black Friday weekend, Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation hope to expand awareness of the need for global immunizations, as well as helping to provide children in developing countries with access to life-saving immunizations. Walgreens has donated the value of more than 7 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through the Get a Shot. Give a Shot® campaign, now in its third year, and its growing collaboration with the United Nations Foundation.
Worldwide vaccination efforts have led to significant reduction in childhood deaths globally, but still one in five children worldwide lack access to life-saving immunizations. For more information about global immunizations visit www.shotatlife.org and for more information about the Get a Shot. Give a Shot® program visit https://www.walgreens.com/pharmacy/immunization/shot_at_life.jsp