Walmart Launches Covid-19 Vaccine Drive Using Community Events
By Michael Dabaie
Walmart said it is creating a series of community events to
administer the Covid-19 vaccine across the U.S.
The retailer said it is seeking to drive higher vaccination
rates in vulnerable communities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing
Walmart with allocation of the vaccine for this effort, which
Walmart is launching in partnership with local community leaders
and nonprofit organizations.
The community vaccine events will take place at 43 locations
across 18 states, including drive-thru locations in Walmart parking
lots, in-store and across several offsite locations in partnership
with community organizations.
Walmart said it selected many of the new locations after an
analysis of area demographics, local health needs and gaps in
critical access to medical services.
These new events mark an expansion of Walmart's role with the
Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and are supplementing Walmart's
ongoing vaccination program at more than 1,400 pharmacies in 35
states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., through federal and state
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