At September 8, Walmart drug stores announced that now they will help their customers to get flu shots seasonal flu. Walmart’s pharmacies are launching a digital scheduler for clients, so they can book for a flu shot. Company guarantees that all flu shots would do while following COVID-19 safety precautions.
“Flu shots are more important than ever in light of COVID-19. With our health care system facing the strain of the pandemic on top of the annual flu season, getting a flu shot can help lessen the burden on the health care industry while also protecting against at least one of the viruses affecting our well-being,” Dr. Tom Van Gilder, Walmart’s Chief Medical Officer, said. “We’re all anxiously awaiting the COVID-19 vaccine, but by getting a flu shot now, we can do our ‘immunity service’ to help keep our communities safe and healthy this fall.”
Besides Walmart said that all their associates, the total number of about 1,5 million people, “have access to flu shots with no out-of-pocket costs, regardless of their insurance status, so the country’s largest workforce can stay healthy and continue to serve communities throughout flu season.”
4,700+ Pharmacies Are Allowed Giving Flu Shots
Flu vaccination is now available at Walmart 4,700+ pharmacies.
“We are so proud of our associates for their incredible work serving communities throughout the pandemic, and we are proud to provide access to flu shots with no out-of-pocket costs for them to help everyone stays safe and healthy this flu season,” Van Gilder said. “Walmart associates are being encouraged to do their ‘immunity service’ by getting flu shots, and we hope our neighbors will join us to protect our communities as well.”
Flu shot events:
- Walmart stores will host convenient, in-store events on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. These events start on Thursday, Sept. 10, in addition, on Saturday, Sept. 26, Walmart will host a flu shot Wellness Day from 10am to 2pm.
- Digital scheduler reserves flu shot appointments directly via the Walmart mobile app. Customers will have a COVID-19 screening prior to receiving their flu shot.
- Special pharmacy hours and safety precautions. Walmart is offering a special pharmacy hour for seniors and at-risk customers from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesday mornings with flu shots available during this timeframe.
- Associate flu shots. Walmart’s 1.5 million U.S. associates will have access to flu shots with no out-of-pocket costs this year, regardless of their tenure with the company or insurance status.
This year, flu shots are really important, because it’s one of passive methods to stop coronavirus infection. US government started active spread of information about importance of vaccination, and now the biggest pharmaceutical companies joined.
To date, about 190 thousand people from COVID-19 in the USA only. That once again confirms the extreme importance of vaccination of the population.
“Walmart is helping customers and associates live better, healthier lives by making it easier than ever to get vaccinated against the seasonal flu,” – author of the article made a conclusion.