This school immunizations shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine.

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I’m spending the day today with a 7-week old baby, in fact he’s sleeping on me now as I write this. With one little sigh, he takes me back over 25 years to when my own children were infants. It seemed at the time that they’d never grow up. I worked full time and I remember being exhausted all of the time; however, I now realize that while the days were long, the years flew by.

I regret  all the times I rushed my boys into their next stage of life..their first step, first day of school, first date, first prom, etc. I know as a parent, that was my job, but now that I’m older and my kids are nearing thirty, I long for those endless days of routine –  of diapering, feeding, and snugglings. They were tired and crazy days, but ones I’d live again in a heartbeat.

Having this little one here reminds me too of how things changed as the kids gets older. How we lost control over everything they did and learned once they headed off to school. But again, as a parent, that was my jo. To let them go, push them to become individuals, to learn, and to eagerly move towards independent beings.

It’s also an age where we chose to protect our children through immunizations and that added one more task to our back-to-school preparation. That dreaded office visit to the Doctor where shots were given, kisses planted to take away the sting, and my children prepped for being in a group environment where illness can spread.

But the worst part of the Doctor visit was paying for the office visit. While we have always had great insurance, it’s never covered routine care which includes immunizations. Today we pay an office visit charge of $50 and shot fee ranging from $10 – $35. But today’s parents have other choices when it comes to who their children are immunized by.

School Immunizations: You Have Choices

Immunizations  are available at Walgreens and you don’t need an appointment. That’s a huge time saver for busy parents! Plus, while you’re immunizing your child, you’re also earning one for child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation’s [email protected] Campaign. That’s what makes getting immunizations through Walgreens Get a Shot. Give a Shot® program so fulfilling. Your child will go back healthy and a child a world away will have the same benefit of access to lifesaving vaccines.

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So while you’re rushing to get everything done in preparation for back to school and wondering how you’ll survive with so much to do, remember that in about 25 year, you’ll look back and realize that not only did you survive, but you also helped others in need. So get those school immunizations done on your time and start out the year ready to help your child learn, experience, and grow!

Routine Vaccines at Walgreens

Participating Walgreens’ Pharmacies offers routine inoculations including: Flu (Influenza) – Seasonal, Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria), Tdap (Whooping Cough), Meningitis (Meningococcal), Pneumonia (Pneumococcal), Chickenpox (Varicella), HPV (Human Papillomavirus), Hepatitis A (Hep A), Hepatitis A/Hepatitis B combination, Hepatitis B (Hep B), MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella), Polio, and Shingles (Herpes Zoster) . Additional services are available – check with your local store or visit their website to find out what’s available in your local area.


Find out more about the Walgreens Go Back Healthy and Get a Shot. Give a Shot® program on their website.

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