BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan 5, 2009 – Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Mollen Immunization Clinics announced today that Mollen healthcare professionals will administer H1N1 flu shots in select stores in Alabama beginning January 6, 2010. Customers will find specific dates, times and locations for the H1N1 vaccination clinic at flushotsusa.walmart.com.
“H1N1 vaccines are allotted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Mollen has received our allotment for Alabama,” said John Roehm, CEO of Mollen Immunization Clinics. “With the heightened awareness of getting vaccinated this flu season, we are committed to helping Walmart customers get their H1N1 flu shots in a convenient, affordable way.”
Mollen Immunization Clinics is one of the largest providers of influenza (flu) immunizations in the United States, conducting a network of seasonal clinics each year at drug stores, supermarkets, shopping centers, superstores, corporations, schools, governments and a variety of community locations. Like other retailers, suppliers and drug manufacturers, Walmart and Mollen are working closely with the CDC to participate in the H1N1 vaccination effort. As a result, Mollen will administer H1N1 vaccines at Walmart stores once the various government agencies have determined the distribution for the vaccines.
"We know that in this tough economic time people just can't afford to get sick, and unfortunately, staying healthy can also be expensive” said John Agwunobi, M.D., president of Walmart’s health and wellness division. “Now more than ever when families are concerned about both their health and their finances, we’re pleased that Mollen will be administering the H1N1 flu vaccine in our stores at an affordable price*.”
Comprehensive information from the CDC on H1N1 vaccinations is available at www.flu.gov.
* Medicaid, Medicare, or private health plans may cover part or all of the cost of the immunization; customers pay the lesser of the $15 or the co-pay as designated by their third-party payer.
Every week, millions of customers visit Walmart stores, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at www.walmart.com. The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Walmart is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $378 million to local communities in the United States. More information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com.
About Mollen Immunization Clinics
Mollen Immunization Clinics is one of the largest and most trusted providers of influenza (flu) immunizations in the United States. Mollen conducts a US network of tens of thousands of seasonal clinics immunizing millions of patients at drug stores, supermarkets, shopping centers, superstores, corporations, schools, governments (City, County, State & Federal) and a variety of community locations in all 50 states.
Mollen Immunization Clinics has provided continuous service and experienced consistent growth over the last twenty years, earning the trust and confidence of millions of patients and thousands of companies and institutions. National and regional retailers, Fortune 500 companies and State and Local Governments have all placed their trust in Mollen Immunization Clinics to provide services to their customers and associates.