Walmart store locations in Martinsville and Stuart are among those added to the company’s list of locations to administer vaccinations to eligible populations.
Note that vaccines at these locations are for state-designated priority groups, not for the public.
Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared information on the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Through this partnership, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies can now accept and administer federal allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine. Walmart and Sam’s Club are working with the federal government to help increase access to COVID-19 vaccines at select pharmacies in 22 states once vaccine doses are available, starting late next week, according to the company’s corporate website.
In addition to Virginia, other states added to Walmart’s list include Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming, bringing the total to almost 190 stores and Sam’s Clubs across more than a dozen states and territories.
Once the company has received the vaccines, eligible customers and members can reserve a vaccine appointment directly via a scheduling tool on the Walmart and Sam’s Club websites, while supplies last.
In addition to appointments, the scheduler will provide a digital reminder when it’s time to return for the second dose of the vaccine for the vaccine to be fully effective.
Once a store or club receives allocation, an online scheduler will be available to make appointments at walmart.com/COVIDvaccine and samsclub.com/covid. Eligibility will be determined by the states for who can receive the vaccine.