Amanda Peet, Actress and Ambassador of UN Foundation's Shot@Life Program,
Receives Flu Shot in Walgreens NYC Flagship Store
Walgreens provides up to 3 million life-saving vaccines to children in
DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 3, 2013
DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for flu season,
actress Amanda Peet, ambassador of the UN Foundation's Shot@Life program,
received her annual flu shot at Walgreens, http://news.walgreens.com, (NYSE:
WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) flagship store in New York City to support its "Get a Shot,
Give a Shot" campaign – with the goal of providingup to 3 million life-saving
vaccines to children in developing countries.
B-roll, photos of the event and program information is available here:
As a mother, actress and ambassador to the UN Foundation's Shot@Life program,
Amanda spoke about the importance of providing life-saving vaccinations to
children in need across the globe. According to Shot@Life and the UN
oOne-in-five children worldwide lack access to lifesaving immunizations;
oA child dies of a vaccine-preventable disease every 20 seconds;
oThe number of children dying every year from preventable diseases in
developing countries is nearly equal to half the children entering
kindergarten in the U.S.
From now through Oct. 14, Walgreens will donate the value of one life-saving
vaccine to children in developing countries for every flu shot or other
vaccine administered at any of its pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics at select
Walgreens or Duane Reade pharmacy. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu shot for everyone over the age of 6 months
as soon as the vaccine becomes available.
Flu shots are offered on a walk-in basis, and those interested in appointments
can schedule one online for any Walgreens or Healthcare Clinic by visiting
www.walgreens.com or www.walgreens.com/clinic.
Flu shots are available daily during all pharmacy and clinic hours, including
nights, overnights at 24-hour pharmacy locations, weekends and holidays,
with no appointment necessary. Age restrictions vary by state at Walgreens
pharmacies, while Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens can provide
immunizations for patients age 2 and older. Flu shots are covered for eligible
patients under Medicare Part B as well as most insurance plans.
About the Walgreens Get a Shot, Give a Shot Campaign with Shot@Life
Walgreens has partnered with the UN Foundation's Shot@Life campaign to provide
up to 3 million vaccines to children in need to help protect against diseases
like measles, pneumonia, polio and rotavirus. From now through Oct. 14,
Walgreens will donate the value of one life-saving vaccine to children in
developing countries for every flu shot or other vaccine administered at its
pharmacies, or Healthcare clinic or Duane Reade pharmacy across the country.
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion,
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and
daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides
more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to
consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and
wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of
pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and
mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health
outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care
organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public
sector. The company operates 8,117 drugstores in all 50 states, the District
of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems
is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager
of worksite health and wellness centers, provider practices, and in-store
convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.
 While immunizing health professional is on duty. Subject to availability.
State, age and health-related restrictions apply. See pharmacy for details.
Contact: Jim Cohn, (847) 315-2950
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