Walgreens and United Nations Foundation Launch 2016 Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® Campaign

Walgreens customers can help protect millions of children in
developing countries from polio and measles, as campaign enters fourth

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walgreens and the United Nations (UN) Foundation today announced the
launch of the 2016 Get a Shot. Give a Shot.® campaign, a fourth-year
collaboration to help provide life-saving vaccines to children in
developing countries. Now through Aug. 31, 20171, for every
flu shot or other immunization administered at Walgreens pharmacies,
Healthcare Clinics, or Duane Reade pharmacies, Walgreens will donate the
value of a life-saving vaccine through the Foundation’s Shot@Life

With the support of Walgreens customers, the campaign has helped to
provide more than 15 million polio and measles vaccines since the
program’s inception in 2013. Shot@Life is a movement to protect children
worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed
through the UN and other partners.

“Get a Shot. Give a Shot creates a unique opportunity for our customers
to play an active role in helping to protect millions of children from
vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Alex Gourlay, Walgreens president.
“This campaign is one of the many ways in which we’re helping to improve
immunization rates among targeted populations, both here in the U.S. and
across the globe. It’s gratifying to see the impact Walgreens and its
customers are making to champion everyone’s right to be happy and

According to the UN Foundation, 1 in 5 children worldwide lack access to
life-saving immunizations, and a child dies every 20 seconds from a
vaccine-preventable disease. Coordinated worldwide vaccination efforts
have made significant progress, particularly reducing cases of measles
and polio.

“Families everywhere deserve the opportunity to keep their children safe
from preventable diseases like measles and polio. Get a Shot. Give a
Shot gives Walgreens customers a chance to support the health and
wellbeing of children around the world while taking care of their own
health needs,” said Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of UN Foundation.
“At the UN Foundation we believe every child deserves a shot at a
healthy life. Walgreens’ support of the Shot@Life campaign is an
important part of making that vision a reality.”

“Since the age of three when I contracted polio in my family’s village
in Nigeria, I have experienced firsthand the challenges faced due to
this disease that is preventable with a polio vaccination,” said Dennis
Ogbe, an ambassador for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life
program and 2016 Get a Shot. Give a Shot. spokesperson. “Through
programs such as Walgreens Get a Shot. Give a Shot., children in
developing countries will have access to these critical vaccines. No
child should have to live with the lifelong consequences of polio. Every
child should have a shot at life.”

Walgreens locations in most states offer a wide range of 17
CDC-recommended vaccines, subject to availability, including those to
protect against influenza, shingles, pneumonia, pertussis (whooping
cough), meningitis, hepatitis and other diseases. Vaccinations are
available during all pharmacy and Healthcare 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 can provide immunizations for patients age 2 and older. Other
restrictions may apply.

The UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign collaborates with many
organizations and corporations to broaden American support for childhood
immunizations in developing countries against diseases like pneumonia,
diarrhea, measles and polio. Together, these partners are working with
Shot@Life to benefit UNICEF, the World Health Organization and other
implementing partners to save lives and improve the health of millions
of children around the world through life-saving vaccines.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com),
one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail
Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA),
the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More
than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities
across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to
consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health
and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores
with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omni-channel business includes
Walgreens.com and VisionDirect.com. More than 400 Walgreens stores offer
Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

About United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to
address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the
United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative
campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and
resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was
created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and
philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic,
corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at: www.unfoundation.org.

1 From July 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017 for every immunization
administered, Walgreens will donate $0.22 to the United Nations
Foundation, up to a maximum donation of $2,000,000.


Emily Hartwig
Phone: 847-315-3316