Walgreens donates 3,000 flu shots to high school students in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Walgreens has donated 3,000 doses of flu vaccine to Knox County high school students, valued at $100,000, according to a report in the Knoxville News Sentinel published Thursday.

"This is just an extraordinary effort to really focus on keeping our kids healthy in school," Jim McIntyre, Knox County Schools superintendent, told the Sentinel. "We know that as we get into the winter months, making sure that our kids are healthy is an important prerequisite to having them in school and making sure that they are learning every day."

To redeem the complimentary flu shot, students participating in the program need to present a vaccination administration form to any local Walgreens pharmacy. 

According to the report, Knox County boasts one of the highest school-aged children vaccination rates in the country. 

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