Health Editor’s Note: VT received this information and I am posting this in case it is useful for anyone. I am not endorsing Walgreens, but if they have these programs it would be good to check this out…..Carol

Walgreens HERO program:

Announced at the end of last year, over a five-year period, Walgreens is aiming to hire 5,000 veterans into store leadership roles as shift leads and assistant manager trainees, with the goal of these team members eventually becoming store managers. Many veterans’ programs only offer a job.

Walgreens is doing more by offering a path to store management. Our HERO Program is designed with our veterans in mind. The program provides vets the opportunity to enhance leadership their experience in the civilian world while pursuing a bachelor’s degree to help them achieve their educational goals. More information about HERO is available at

Interviews with HERO program participants are available.

HERO program candidates receive tuition discounts while taking online courses toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree through Southern New Hampshire University. The discount will be applied based on any other educational credits the candidate has previously obtained through the GI Bill.

Free Flu Vaccinations for Veterans:
Flu season is here and Walgreens and the Department of Veterans Affairs are once again providing hundreds of thousands of flu shots to veterans enrolled in VA care – at no cost to them – where they live.

Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare can visit any Walgreens pharmacy or Duane Reade Pharmacy and receive a quadrivalent flu vaccine by presenting their Veteran Health Identification Card and a photo ID for free.

With 9,560 Walgreens locations within five miles of 75% of the U.S. population, Walgreens can provide vaccinations to VA enrolled veterans in the communities where they live.

Through the eHealth exchange, Walgreens pharmacists can electronically integrate vaccinations to appear in the veteran’s medical records and avoid immunization duplication. Walgreens is the only immunizations provider able to securely share immunization records with the VA via eHealth exchange.

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