Walmart expands COVID-19 vaccination program

Walmart expands COVID-19 vaccination program

(HealthDay)—Walmart said it will expand its COVID-19 vaccination program to more than 1,400 pharmacies in 35 states.

The retailer will also partner with local community leaders and to get vaccines to more and will schedule vaccine events at 43 locations across 18 states, including drive-thru spots in Walmart parking lots, CBS News reported.

"We have focused most of our events in medically underserved neighborhoods," Cheryl Pegus, M.D., Walmart executive vice president, health & wellness, said in a statement. "We will continue to engage within our communities to find new ways to reach additional customers with our vaccination programs as we work towards the eventual end of the pandemic."

Walmart will use COVID-19 vaccines supplied by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CBS News reported. The company is planning events in the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.


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