Walmart hosts community vaccine event

Walmart will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at several locations near Akron with clinics inside the Walmart Supercenters starting March 4 through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
Starting March 3, eligible patients can schedule a vaccine appointment via the Walmart website, making it convenient to get vaccinated while vaccine supplies last. Vaccines will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Ohio which can be found at the Ohio Department of Health website.
Insurance is not required, there is no cost to receive the vaccine and appointments for the second vaccination will be made while at the first appointment. Walmart anticipates these events will take place over the next several weeks as allocation allows.

Locations administering the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccinations include:
• Walmart Supercenter, 2887 S. Arlington Rd., Akron, OH, 44312
• Walmart Supercenter, 1996 E. Main St., Ashland, OH, 44805
• Walmart Supercenter, 3883 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH, 44691
• Walmart Supercenter, 250 Tallmadge Rd., Kent, OH, 44240
• Sam’s Club, 1189 Buchholzer Blvd., Cuyohoga Falls, OH, 44221
• Sam’s Club, 3750 W Market Street Unit J, Fairlawn, OH, 44333

Walmart is holding vaccine events in locations that prioritize access for those deemed most vulnerable, as well as operational capabilities. The team factored in demographic information, local health needs, staffing and medically underserved data to identify initial locations where the company thinks it can make the greatest impact in increasing vaccine access.

“We have two goals as we administer vaccines: first, to get as many shots in eligible arms as possible so we can start the process of reopening our country, and second, ensuring equitable vaccine access across the communities we serve,” Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president of health and wellness, said. “We will continue finding new ways to increase vaccination access for our customers as we work towards the eventual end of the pandemic.”
Walmart is partnering with the CDC and states to move as quickly as possible to help administer vaccines to eligible populations in 35 participating states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Vaccine supply and eligibility will vary based on state and local guidelines. In addition to appointments, the scheduler will provide a digital reminder when it is time to return for the second vaccine, which is why customers are asked to create a profile, helping to ensure customers receive the second dose of the vaccine in the timeframe required.
Walmart pharmacies will continue to support states, jurisdictions and the federal government to help increase the accessibility and availability of COVID-19 vaccines. To stay up to date on how Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting the vaccine rollout, visit https://corporate.walmart.com/covid-vaccine.

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