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Florida Walmart, Sam’s Club Pharmacies to begin vaccination through new Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

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Posted at 7:30 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 21:26:27-05

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines in Florida through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on Feb 12.

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Eligible customers can schedule a vaccine appointment via the Walmart and Sam’s Club websites once appointments are available, making it convenient to get vaccinated while allocation lasts.

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Vaccines will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Florida which can be found at the Florida Department of Health website.

More than 1,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in 22 states are receiving federal vaccine allocations this week, with an emphasis on locations that reach customers in underserved communities with limited access to healthcare.

Walmart is partnering with the CDC and states to move as quickly as possible to help administer vaccines to eligible populations in participating states. For a list of stores in each state administering the vaccine under the federal agreement, visit www.corporate.walmart.com/covid-vaccine.

While initial vaccine supply is limited, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists and technicians stand ready to help expand vaccine access across the country.

In consultation with Center for Disease Control (CDC) and states, the population density, customer demographics, infection rates and availability of local healthcare resources among other factors were used to identify many of the participating locations, including pharmacies located in a Medically Underserved Areas, as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration.