HOUSTON (CW39) 2/10/2021 UPDATE Walmart announced today that select Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines in Texas through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. As a preferred retail pharmacy partner in Texas and 21 other states, eligible customers will be able to schedule a vaccine appointment via the Walmart and Sam’s Club websites once appointments are available.
In partnership with the CDC and participating states, Walmart is working to move as quickly as possible to help administer vaccines to eligible populations. 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. While initial vaccine supply is limited, Walmart and Sam’s club pharmacists and technicians stand ready to help expand vaccine access across the country.
These states and territories include Delaware, Maryland, Indiana, Texas and the District of Columbia, bringing the total to almost 150 stores and Sam’s Clubs across a dozen states and territories.
With so much interest about COVID-19 vaccinations and how people can get them, the two retail giants are expanding their offerings and working with more states to provide the vaccine to state-designated priority groups.
This week, the company is adding these five new states and territories to the list of locations delivering vaccinations to those populations the states have deemed eligible.
However, the catch — vaccinations at these locations are for state-designated priority groups, not for the general public.
In Texas, for example, the state allocates which locations receive the vaccine and how many, and the following Walmart stores are among the participants (start dates included):
Store # City Address Start Date
283 BRIDGE CITY 795 TEXAS AVE 1/25/21
284 MANSFIELD 930 N WALNUT CREEK DR STE 800 1/25/21
471 LANCASTER 150 N INTERSTATE 35 E 1/25/21
513 BIG SPRING 201 W MARCY DR 1/25/21
1042 BASTROP 488 HIGHWAY 71 W 1/25/21
265 TERRELL 1900 W MOORE AVE 1/28/21
Other states providing COVID-19 vaccinations to designated populations decided by the state are Georgia, South Carolina, New Jersey, Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois (Chicago-only), New Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Walmart and Sam’s Club are expected to launch online schedulers as early as next week, so eligible populations can sign up directly from the Walmart website.
Until then, patients wanting to schedule appointments or those confirming they qualify within designated priority groups should check the state health department’s website.