Walmarts, Sam’s Clubs to begin offering COVID vaccine appointments
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Wiregrass residents will soon have another place to turn in order to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are set to start giving the vaccines on Feb. 12.
The mega retailers are taking part in the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program with more than 1,000 of their locations participating in 22 states.
The following locations will be participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program:
|Walmart #1091||1991 M. L. KING JR. ANDALUSIA AL 36420|
|Sam’s Club #8192||3440 ROSS CLARK CIR DOTHAN AL 36303|
|Walmart #604||4310 MONTGOMERY HWY DOTHAN AL 36303|
|Walmart #2534||3300 S OATES ST DOTHAN AL 36301|
|Walmart #734||600 BOLL WEEVIL CIR ENTERPRISE AL 36330|
|Walmart #740||1537 S US HIGHWAY 231 OZARK AL 36360|
|Walmart #723||1420 HIGHWAY 231 S TROY AL 36081|
|Walmart #5422||500 E ALICE ST BAINBRIDGE GA 39819|
|Walmart #1338||3515 VICTORY DRIVE COLUMBUS GA 31903|
|Walmart #4426||1042 MANCHESTER EXPY COLUMBUS GA 31904|
|Walmart #5907||4909 BUENA VISTA RD COLUMBUS GA 31907|
|Walmart #1311||7400 BLACKMON RD COLUMBUS GA 31909|
|Walmart #4200||2801 AIRPORT THRUWAY COLUMBUS GA 31909|
|Walmart #4283||6475 GATEWAY ROAD COLUMBUS GA 31909|
|Walmart #4421||5448 WHITTLESEY BLVD STE B COLUMBUS GA 31909|
|Walmart #1032||2101 S HIGHWAY 77 LYNN HAVEN FL 32444|
|Walmart #3075||513 W 23RD ST PANAMA CITY FL 32405|
|Walmart #818||10270 FRONT BEACH RD PANAMA CITY BEACH FL 32407|
|Walmart #3119||15495 PANAMA CITY BEACH PKWY PANAMA CITY BEACH FL 32413|
You do not have to have a Sam’s Club membership to schedule a vaccination appointment.
Eligibility for the vaccine is based on each state’s health department’s current eligibility requirements.
Keeping in mind that vaccine doses remain in limited supply, the retailers are putting an emphasis on getting the drugs to stores that reach underserved communities with limited healthcare access.
“Ninety percent of the country lives within ten miles of a Walmart,” said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, Walmart’s Executive Vice President, Health & Wellness. “We’re committed to helping people live better – and healthier lives – in Alabama, and we take that role very seriously.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that for the first week of the program about 25,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be allocated to the Walmart stores in the Sunshine State. Roughly 30% of the Walmarts in the state are participating in the program, and more are expected to join as vaccine supply increases, according to Gov. DeSantis.
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