DETROIT — The Detroit Lions and Walgreens earlier this week teamed up to tackle the flu in Detroit Public Schools. On Feb. 25 Walgreens, the official health and wellness partner of the Detroit Lions, will give Detroit Lions Academy students flu immunizations.
Students who choose to get flu immunizations will have the opportunity to participate in a Playworks recess session that includes special guest Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell.
Families — parents and siblings — of students are also welcome to receive complimentary flu immunizations.
The Detroit Lions Living for the City and Walgreens are in their second year of partnership. In both 2012 and 2013, the Lions and Walgreens partnered for the Flu Immunization Tour, which took place in several Walgreens stores around metro Detroit, featuring Lions’ players and alumni.
At Detroit Lions Academy, Walgreens hosts Wellness Wednesday, a weekly program that brings a pharmacist to the school to speak to students about relevant health and wellness issues, including illnesses and prevention. Walgreens also provides the academy with school supplies and sponsors a support classroom, which is primarily used for tutoring sessions, study hall and academic testing.