Walmart's in-store flu shot plan includes online scheduler, shots for associates

Posted at 5:39 AM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 08:16:39-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Walmart says it will be making it easier on customers and associates to get the flu shot.

The flu shots at Walmart start Thursday.

Leaders at Walmart say their stores will host convenient, in-store events on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons to encourage customers to get their flu shots during their shopping trips.

Store leaders say Walmart now has a variety of initiatives in place to make it easy for customers and associates to get safely vaccinated while following COVID-19 protocols.

Organizers say the retailer is launching a digital scheduler, so customers can book an appointment for a flu shot at any one of walmart’s 47 hundred plus pharmacies. Walmart says it is making sure its 1.5 million associates have access to flu shots with no out-of-pocket costs.

Walmart’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tom Van Gilder, says that, “Flu shots are more important than ever in light of COVID-19. With our health care system facing the strain of the pandemic on top of the annual flu season, getting a flu shot can help lessen the burden on the health care industry while also protecting against at least one of the viruses affecting our well-being."

Click here to find your closest Walmart pharmacy location and to schedule a time to get your flu shot.