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· Supermarket Chains to Increase Administration of COVID-19 Vaccine
· Walmart And Sam’s Club Will Be Administering The COVID-19 Vaccine In 22 States Starting This Week
· Walmart’s Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Heads to Small Towns
Supermarket Chains to Increase Administration of COVID-19 Vaccine
by Hernando Ramírez-Santos, Abasto
February 15, 2021
Major supermarket chains across the country, which are part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, will be receiving thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine directly from the federal government starting this week to be administered to customers who visit their stores.
Until now, grocery retailers received limited quantities of vaccine from state governments to inoculate people classified as Phase 1A. They are now preparing to vaccinate those over 65 years of age.
Walmart announced that more than 1,000 chain stores and Sam’s Club pharmacies in 22 states would be receiving federal vaccine allocations this week, emphasizing stores serving customers living in underserved communities with limited access to health care.
In addition to the 22 states, Walmart and Sam’s Club are also administering the COVID-19 vaccine under state allocation in 11 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico...
Walmart And Sam’s Club Will Be Administering The COVID-19 Vaccine In 22 States Starting This Week
Kristin Salakyk, House Beautiful
via Yahoo Life - February 12, 2021
Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies can begin distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in 22 states starting on Friday.
The roll-out is part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, which partners the federal government, states and territories, and pharmacies together in an effort to expand and increase COVID-19 vaccinations across the country. More than 1,000 pharmacies inside of Walmart and Sam's Club stores in 22 states will be eligible to administer the vaccine starting on February 12. The company said in a statement that it would be putting an "emphasis on locations that reach customers in underserved communities with limited access to health care." Walmart added that it's already currently administering vaccines under state and location allocations within 11 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Walmart noted that requirements to obtain a vaccine will vary based on state and local guidelines. The number of vaccinations available will be...
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Walmart’s Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Heads to Small Towns
Retail giant gave out its first doses Friday, many in medically underserved areas like central Maine; ‘I’m ready to pull my hair out’
Walmart is set to become one of the biggest distributors of the Covid-19 vaccine.
By Sarah Nassauer, The Wall Street Journal
Feb. 14, 2021
SKOWHEGAN, Maine—Pat and John Thomas were watching the news one night last week when they saw that Walmart in this central Maine town of 8,000 people was taking appointments for the Covid-19 vaccination. They had signed up for shots at a hospital about a month ago but still hadn’t heard back. Ms. Thomas, a 74-year-old retiree, jumped on the computer.
On Friday the couple got the Skowhegan Walmart’s first doses under a new federal government program that provides Covid-19 vaccines directly to retail pharmacies across the country.
“We’ll be able to see our family and friends,” said Ms. Thomas, a former assistant manager at a bank who has been married to her husband, a 78-year-old retired accountant, for 48 years. “It will just be nice to be able to visit and go somewhere when you’re not afraid.”
Walmart Inc., the U.S.’s largest retailer and private employer, is set to become one of the biggest distributors of the Covid-19 vaccine as the federal government enlists retail pharmacies to accelerate what has been a choppy rollout.
Last week, 21 retail chains and pharmacy networks started administering those doses, including CVS, Walgreens, Kroger and grocers in all 50 states. The government initially plans to give around a million doses a week directly to pharmacies. Around 200,000 of those are going to Walmart, a spokeswoman said...
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