Walmart pharmacies to administer free COVID-19 vaccines

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Free COVID-19 vaccines are being administered at Walmart and Sam’s Clup pharmacies in Louisiana thanks to the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

Eligible customers can schedule a vaccine appointment via the Walmart and Sam’s Club websites once appointments are available, making it convenient to get vaccinated while allocation lasts. 

Here is a list of locations.

Vaccines will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Louisiana which can be found at the Louisiana Department of Health website

More than 1,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in 22 states began receiving federal vaccine allocations on Feb. 12, with an emphasis on locations that reach customers in underserved communities with limited access to healthcare. While initial vaccine supply is limited, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists and technicians will help expand vaccine access across the country.

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In consultation with Center for Disease Control and states, officials took into account the population density, customer demographics, infection rates and availability of local healthcare resources among other factors to identify many of the participating locations, including pharmacies located in a Medically Underserved Areas, as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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. You do not have to be a member of Sam’s Club to sign-up for an appointment. Appointments are available seven days a week, but exact timing will vary based on local availability of the vaccine.

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