When Vaccines Roll Out in the U.S., Walmart Stands Ready to Serve
As we look to a future when supply can meet demand and more people are eligible to receive the vaccine, we plan to offer the vaccine seven days a week at our pharmacies, through planned in-store vaccination clinics and through large community events. We have been preparing by:
- Training thousands of pharmacists and pharmacy techs
- Building a new digital scheduling tool to make appointments easy
- Partnering with state and federal agencies as we await allocations
At full capacity, we expect we will be able to deliver 10-13 million doses per month when supply and allocations allow.
How will we do this?
The first is what many term “health care deserts.” These are mostly rural locations where there are very few options for customers to find health care. We have nearly 4,000
Walmartlocations that are positioned within one or more of the federally designated medically underserved areas or where there are limited pharmacy options.
The second is through COVID-19 vaccination events in underserved communities.
Walmarthas the reach and the qualified, trained pharmacists and pharmacy staff to partner with community organizations to provide vaccination services at third party locations like churches, stadiums and youth centers.
We’re doing everything we can to help ensure the health and well-being of our associates and customers during the pandemic. That includes keeping everyone updated and informed. We’re educating essential workers and all associates on getting the vaccine as soon as they are eligible. We are strongly encouraging all associates to get vaccinated but are not mandating anyone receive the vaccine nor are we providing incentives at this time.
As we always have,
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