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Walmart Wellness Day highlights flu shots, boosters

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BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Walmart is hosting Walmart Wellness Day events are more than 4,600 of its pharmacies around the country on Saturday, October 8, offering customers a convenient way to bolster their immunity ahead of the arrival of peak flu season.

“As we move into the fall and winter seasons, we want to do our part in helping families remain protected through immunizations,” said Kevin Host, Walmart’s senior vice president of pharmacy. “Wellness Day is such an impactful event because it allows customers an opportunity to check in on health priorities, meet our incredible pharmacists and engage in conversations around wellness. Along with our pharmacies, we also deliver care through Walmart Health Virtual Care and Walmart Health Centers, which highlights our commitment to improving access to quality, affordable healthcare.”

Walmart Wellness Day activities, set to be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., will include the following health resources, administered by qualified pharmacy teams:

  • Affordable immunizations, including flu, pneumonia, shingles, HPV, measles, mumps, whooping cough (TDAP), Hep A & B and more
  • No out-of-pocket cost to patient COVID-19 bivalent boosters
  • Wellness resources and the opportunity to talk with pharmacists
  • Demos, giveaways and product sampling (in select stores)

As children return to school this fall and adults resume normal activities, immune systems may be exposed to germs and viruses they haven’t battled since the pandemic. Walmart Wellness Day encourages families to stay updated on immunizations, connect with local pharmacists and take advantage of free wellness resources. It’s also a great time for customers to learn about our overall health and wellness offerings and solutions.

Since 2014, Walmart pharmacies have hosted Walmart Wellness Days, administering more than 5 million health screenings for customers. More than 4,000 Walmart stores are in medically underserved areas, which means Walmart is often the first stop for health care in these rural and underserved communities. To find a Wellness Day event in your neighborhood, visit Walmart.com/wellnesshub.


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