As much as we don’t want to think about it right now, getting the kids back to school is right around the corner – just about 3.5 weeks away for us! My daughter is entering her second year of high school, and my son will be headed off for the very first time to preschool! I can’t believe the time is flying by so fast! The last things I want to think about back to school essentials. I’m not ready yet!
For many of us, back to school means following a to-do list of things that need to be taken care of before the start of the school year. I, for one, am already stressing about everything that needs to get done before the school year starts. There’s making sure all your necessary paperwork is filled out, ensuring that fees have been paid, purchasing school/gym uniforms for the year, getting new shoes for school, buying school supplies, and making sure the kids are all up-to-date on their vaccinations. Lots and lots of things to before the first day of school.
My son doesn’t even want to think about getting an immunization. I just briefly mentioned the word while we were at Walgreens and he immediately turned around, saw the bandages, and said, “Oh, I’m going to need these if the doctor gives me a shot!” Adorable, right?
As much as our kids might not like the idea of getting a shot, they are necessary for many kids before the start of a school year. To make things easier on us moms to prepare for back to school, Walgreens and their Healthcare Clinics are serving as a convenient option for school immunizations such as whooping cough and meningitis (for children 11 and up). For every school immunization your child receives, Walgreens will help provide a life saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign. A win, win if you ask me! So get ready for back to school with Walgreens!
So while you’re visiting the clinic and getting vaccinations, you can also pick up school supplies at Walgreens too. Walgreens makes it easy to help moms finish purchasing their back to school list without going back to the big department store when all you needs is just a few items. Walgreens always offers great deals on school supplies too.
So what are you waiting for? Visit a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic for your child’s immunizations today and be ready when they first day of school rolls around. You do NOT need to call ahead – walk-ins are always welcome. When I visited Walgreens, in fact, there was no line at the Healthcare Clinic. There was even a touchscreen computer to check yourself in – I was really impressed with the technology at the clinic!
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Are you ready for the new school year yet?
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