Walmart hosts COVID-19 community vaccine events in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City — Walmart will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines in three additional Salt Lake City- area stores starting today through the US Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Eligible patients can schedule a vaccine appointment via the Walmart website. Appointments will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Utah. Insurance is not required, there is no cost to receive the vaccine, but individuals are encouraged to bring their government or personal health insurance cards. 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.
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. These sites come in addition to the 18 Walmart and SAM’s Club stores where the Moderna Vaccine is available.
The New Vaccine Locations Are:
- Walmart Supercenter – 350 Hope Ave., Salt Lake City
- Walmart Supercenter – 3180 S 5600 W, West Valley City
- Walmart Supercenter – 13502 Hamilton View Rd., Riverton
“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 & 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 CDC and states to move as quickly as possible to help administer vaccines to eligible populations in 35 participating states, Puerto Rico and District of Colombia. 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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About Walmart in Utah Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. In Utah we serve customers at 59 retail units and online through Walmart Online Grocery, Walmart.com and our family of brands. We are proud to employ 18,690 associates in Utah. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $1.96 billion with Utah suppliers in FYE20 and supporting 32,875 Utah supplier jobs. Walmart continues to be a leader in employment opportunity, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy. In FY20, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed more than $16.6 million in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits in Utah. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.