One of the things that I have been quietly doing behind the scenes these days is photography – specifically, for newborns only. I work outside the house a couple of days a week, trolling the halls of the maternity ward in the hospital, connecting with brand new moms and dads. Due to the nature of my job, it is beyond important that I maintain a proper vaccine schedule because I am so ‘hands on’ with with brand new little babies.
I wish I could share some of images I have been able to capture, because some of them are just too beautiful for words! I know I have done my job right when I am handing a new mom tissues as she views the first shots of her little one. It’s been a really rewarding journey for me, and it’s opened up a new passion for me in professional photography.
So in order to keep doing what I love to do these days, it’s important that I make sure I am properly immunized with the right vaccines so I can safely be around & handle newborn infants. I visited Walgreens the other day to find out what’s available for vaccines, and I learned alot from their resident staff member whom administers these immunizations. This is where all the magic happens…. Or in some cases, wails and tears come from beyond the sliding door when a child is on the receiving end of a shot.
I don’t always need a shot anymore, except for the occasional boosters and the seasonal flu shot – that’s what is so great about having a local Walgreens – I can drop in anytime during pharmacy hours and speak to someone about getting immunized.
Did you know that Walgreens has partnered with United Nations Foundation’s Shot at Life Campaign? Until October 14, 2013 every person who receives a flu shot or any immunization at Walgreens, they’ll help supply a life saving vaccine to a child in a developing country. This is all about ‘Get A Shot. Give A Shot’ and with everyone’s help they hope to provide up to three million vaccines for life threatening diseases.
“I am giving a child a shot at fewer sick days”