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Walmart, Sam's Club to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in Indiana

Posted at 4:49 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 11:19:18-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Pharmacies at Walmart and Sam's Club locations in Indiana will begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations beginning Friday, the companies have announced.

The vaccinations are being made available through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Eligible customers can schedule a vaccine appointment on the Walmart or Sam's Club websites once appointments are available.

According to the companies, vaccines will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Indiana. 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.

"Ninety percent of the country lives within 10 miles of a Walmart. We're committed to helping people live better — and healthier lives — in Indiana, and we take that role very seriously," Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president of health and wellness, said. "We want to help the country re-open, but we can only achieve that through widespread COVID-19 vaccination. We're proud to work together with the federal government, states, communities, customers and associates to expand access to the vaccine and reach that goal."

Walmart is partnering with the CDC and states to move as quickly as possible to help administer vaccines to eligible populations in participating states. You can see which Walmart locations in Indiana are participating here.

In addition to 22 states where Walmart will support vaccination efforts as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, the company is also administering vaccinations under the jurisdiction allocation in 11 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Vaccine supply and eligibility will vary based on state and local guidelines. In addition to appointments, the scheduler will provide a digital reminder when it is time to return for the second vaccine. You do not have to be a member of Sam's Club to sign up for an appointment.