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I know there’s a debate in the healthy living community about required vaccines your kids. I don’t know where you stand on this issue.
But I do know what I did when I was a kid. When I was growing up in Poland, shots were mandatory. We did them at school’s nurse. Everyone got their shots and that was that. No fuss.
I remember one particular day we were all getting our shots, I think I was in 2nd grade. And some friends were going before me and I was soo terrified. They would say that the needle was THISSSS big! *does the five dollar footlong hand gesture, sans the five dollar lol*
It wasn’t that bad. It hurt. But it wasn’t terrible. I don’t even remember what the shots were for. I just know I had like 3 or 4? All of them have marks on my arms too. It’s like one of the markings of having grown up in Europe, and seems like every kid who grew up there has them, these shot marks on our arms as “proof” we had our shots, haha. It’s a battle wound. The scars. It’s kinda funny in a way.
Anyway, I don’t know what the huge deal is with vaccinations for kids. I think it’s good to get kids vaccinated against diseases that could otherwise be prevented. I don’t personally get the flu vaccine because I don’t think I need it but for things that can be prevented and could be life-threatening, I feel differently.
But maybe I’m just not as well versed on this issue as I could be. Who knows. I don’t admit to knowing it all.
But if you have a child over the age of 7 and want to get vaccinations – Walgreens is your best bet. They make it quick and easy without a need for an appointment (that’s a plus for you busy mamas!) and most insurances are accepted.
BUT THE COOL THING about this concept is that Walgreens has this Get a Shot. Give a Shot® program.
When your child gets their school immunizations, like whooping cough or meningitis at Walgreens, they will help provide a life saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign.
Saving lives of children in other countries.
If you have yet to get a vaccine for your child or if you know people who have children over the age of 7 and they might find this interesting, please forward or share this post with them. Tweet or share on Facebook, help save a life of a child in developing countries.
Thanks to #CollectiveBias and #GiveaShot for the opportunity to write about this great cause.