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Walgreens and United Nations Foundation Launch “Get a Shot. Give a Shot” Campaign, Kicking Off Second Year of Collaboration to Provide Life-Saving Vaccines for Children in Developing Countries

DEERFIELD, Ill., September 09, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) and the United Nations Foundation today announced the launch of the “Get a Shot. Give a Shot®” campaign, a second year collaboration to provide life-saving vaccines to children who need them most in developing countries. Now through Oct. 13, for every flu shot or other immunization administered at Walgreens pharmacies, Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens or Duane Reade pharmacy in New York, Walgreens will donate the value of a life-saving vaccine through the Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.

Walgreens Appoints Barry Rosenstein of JANA Partners LLC to Board of Directors As Company Progresses Toward Alliance Boots Merger

DEERFIELD, Ill., September 08, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq:WAG) today announced the appointment of Barry Rosenstein and a second new director to be named to its board of directors as the company continues moving forward to complete its merger with Alliance Boots GmbH.

Walgreens to Provide More Than 400,000 Free Flu Shot Vouchers to Help Protect Uninsured and Underinsured Americans During Flu Season

DEERFIELD, Ill. & WASHINGTON, September 05, 2014 - For the fifth consecutive year, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is offering more than $10 million worth of flu shot vouchers free to those without health insurance coverage and unable to afford a flu shot without the voucher. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is again assisting in the voucher distribution effort to help improve flu immunization rates across the country.

 

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Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP

The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP provides free health screenings and services. The program features customized traveling education and health-screening vehicles that will visit thousands of communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Watch the video.

A Warehouse of Wonders

Thanks to special hiring efforts made at Walgreens distribution center in Anderson, S.C., about 40 percent of the employees hired there have either a physical or cognitive disability. A similar effort to hire people with disabilities was made at the Walgreens distribution center in Windsor, Conn., which opened in 2008. Watch the video of employee stories from Anderson.

Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” Bus Provides Mobile Tasting Tour

Walgreens is embarking on a mobile tasting tour providing samples of its innovative fresh food and refreshments to select cities across the nation. The Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” experience is brought to consumers via a custom-made, 40-foot bus. The “Up Market: Fresh” bus serves fresh-made juices, smoothies, frozen yogurts and coffees. Watch the video.