Updated: May 04, 2021 08:21 PM
Created: May 04, 2021 08:21 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Walmart and Sam's Club announced they're now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations at pharmacy locations across the country, including 80 locations in Minnesota and 66 pharmacies in Iowa.
Vaccines being administered via both walk-up and scheduled appointments, providing convenient options for customers and members to get protected against COVID-19.
“Now that supply and eligibility have expanded, it’s even more important for us to reach underserved and vulnerable populations to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president, Health & Wellness. “Widespread vaccination is the only way we will eventually end the pandemic and help our country reopen, and we don’t want anyone to get left behind as we enter this new chapter in our fight against COVID-19.”
The company launched a nationwide Get Out The Vaccine campaign to encourage more people to get vaccinated.
The GOTV campaign, an extension of the retailer’s role in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and the existing vaccination program, provides educational materials in our stores and clubs about the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccine.
Walmart and Sam's Club now have nearly 4,000 locations administering vaccines in areas designated as medically underserved, they said.
The company said it is also continuing to strongly encourage, but not mandate, its associates to get vaccinated by offering appointments in stores, providing two hours of paid time, and allowing associates to get vaccinated during their shifts.
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