Walmart, Sam’s Club offering vaccine walk-ins, scheduled appointments

Walmart, Sam’s Club offering vaccine walk-ins, scheduled appointments
Walmart and Sam’s Club now administering walk-up COVID-19 vaccines at 80 pharmacies across Minnesota. (AP Photo) (Source: Tony Gutierrez)

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KEYC) — Walmart and Sam’s Club announced Tuesday that both companies are now offering COVID-19 immunizations to customers and associates in all of their more than 5,100 pharmacy locations nationwide, including 80 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in Minnesota.

Vaccines are being administered to customers via walk-ins and scheduled appointments.

Additionally, the company is rolling out new programs to encourage people to get a vaccine and continue efforts to increase access across the country.

“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 of health and wellness at Walmart. “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.”

All Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacy locations across Minnesota are accepting walk-in vaccine appointments now, as supply allows, in addition to scheduled appointments.

Customers who schedule an appointment can complete pre-vaccination paperwork ahead of time.

Appointments can be made by visiting www.Walmart.com/COVIDvaccine and www.SamsClub.com/COVID.

Walmart Pharmacies are open daily, while Sam’s Club pharmacies are closed on Sunday, and are administering the approved Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Individuals are not required to be a member to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Sam’s Club.

Anyone interested in learning more about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at Walmart and Sam’s Club is encouraged to visit www.corporate.walmart.com.covid-vaccine to access more information.

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