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Walgreens, United Way and FamilyWize Team Up to Provide Flu Shot Vouchers

FamilyWize Community Service Partnership and United Way are dedicated to buildingstrong communities through better health.  FamilyWize has been selected to help distribute 1,000 free flu shot vouchers provided by Walgreens.  The vouchers are for families and individuals who are uninsured or underinsured, and otherwise unable to afford a flu shot.

The flu can have a significant impact, especially on the lives of people with fewer resources.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says parents spend $300 to $4,000 on medical expenses and miss an estimated 11 to 73 hours of work when their children get the flu.

Individuals can apply to receive a free flu shot voucher by visiting the FamilyWize website (www.FamilyWize.org). The vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. They have been provided by Walgreens as part of a nationwide program with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Everyonevisiting the FamilyWize website can get a free FamilyWize prescription savings card forsavings up to 75% off the cost of their prescription medication.

The FamilyWize card is the primary prescription benefit for millions without health insurance and a critical backup benefit for people whose medicine isn’t covered by their health plan. Since 2007, more than 17,800 Tarrant County residents have saved almost $1.4 million on prescription medicine. United Way of Tarrant County coordinates and promotes local distribution of FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards with these United Way partners who have joined the FamilyWize partnership:
•Birdville ISD
•Cancer Care Services
•Child Care Associates
•Child Study Center
•Dental Health Arlington
•GRACE
•Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County
•The Parenting Center
Recovery Resource Council
•SafeHaven of Tarrant County
•United Community Centers