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Our little boy turned 4 years old last weeks! With birthdays to celebrate and Back to School around the corner immunizations are on my to-do list. We had Axton’s annual well-check with his pediatrician and I was shocked to find out we have only been to see his pediatrician once this past year! It’s about time I had a break after those first few years of being in the doctor’s office constantly with him! He has grown 7 inches since his last visit! Wow!
Along with all of the regular items on the pediatrician’s well-check list comes annual immunizations. Can you tell someone is nervous? I am usually not a parent to dole out bribery as incentives, but now that Axton is older, there is no hiding the fact that his shots were on the agenda at the pediatrician’s office. I promised him we would go to the store and pick out a toy after his doctor’s appointment, hoping that would ease his fears just a tad. After his pediatrician administered his immunizations and he shed a fair amount of tears, got a lollipop as a prize, he gladly told the doctor goodbye and we hoped over to Walgreens to claim his prize for bravery.
While in Walgreens I decided to chat with the doctor about my own immunizations. Since they have a healthcare clinic right inside the store it was easy for me to pop in and see the doctor without having an appointment. Since I am 7 months pregnant I was wondering what my immunization schedule should look like. I was curious if I needed to get a whooping cough and flu vaccine or if I should wait to receive those until after I deliver in a few months.
Checking in was easy and I was able to see a Nurse Practitioner within minutes. They accepted my insurance and the Nurse let me know that she would give all of the information from our appointment to my primary care physician and my OBGYN. Although Walgreens only immunizes children 7 and older, so Axton can’t get his shots there, it was a great way for me to get my own questions addressed and find out if I really needed the vaccines I was curious about. Plus, every time a child gets their school immunizations at Walgreens, they will provide a life saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign. Kids and parents can feel a little better knowing that getting a shot can be a good deed for someone in need.
After a quick chat with the Nurse at Walgreens I found out my whooping cough vaccine from a few years ago is good for 10 years and I should hold off on getting the flu vaccine until late August or early September so it will last throughout the entire flu season. And guess who didn’t let me forget about his reward for getting his immunizations? How could I resist that face? Plus, this knock-off Lego set was only $6.99! Way cheaper than what I normally pay!
Stop by Walgreens for your Back to School immunizations and help another child get a Shot@Life with the Get A Shot. Give a Shot. program! Thanks #CollectiveBias for allowing me to help spread the word about this life saving program #GiveaShot!