Walmart And Sam’s Club Now Administering Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccines At All 53 Pharmacies Across New Mexico

WALMART News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Walmart and Sam’s Club have announced a new COVID-19 vaccine milestone: Immunizations to customers and associates in all of the more than 5,100 pharmacy locations nationwide, across 49 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

This includes the 53 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in New Mexico.

Vaccines are being administered via both walk-up and scheduled appointments through the New Mexico Department of Health, providing convenient options for customers and members to get protected against COVID-19 where they already shop for groceries and health care essentials.

Additionally, the company is rolling out new programs to both encourage people to get a vaccine and continue efforts to increase access across the country.

“Now that supply and eligibility have expanded, it’s even more important for us to reach underserved and vulnerable populations to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president, Health & Wellness. “Widespread vaccination is the only way we will eventually end the pandemic and help our country reopen, and we don’t want anyone to get left behind as we enter this new chapter in our fight against COVID-19.”

Walmart and Sam’s Club are expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines nationwide:   

  • Providing Education on Vaccine Effectiveness: Get Out The Vaccine campaign (GOTV)  
    • The company launched a nationwide Get Out The Vaccine (GOTV) campaign to encourage more people to get vaccinated. The GOTV campaign, an extension of the retailer’s role in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and the existing vaccination program, provides education materials in our stores and clubs about the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccine  
    • As part of the GOTV effort, Walmart is utilizing mobile clinics to bring vaccines directly into select communities via events and gatherings. Most recently, Walmart partnered with the National Hot Rod Association at their Southern Nationals Event in Commerce, Georgia, to offer walk-up vaccinations for race fans, educational resources with background on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines and an official Walmart branded dragster with information on how to schedule a vaccine.  
  • Reaching Into Communities 
    • Walmart and Sam’s Club continue emphasizing vaccine access in locations that reach customers in vulnerable communities. With the expansion of vaccine supply nationwide, there are now nearly 4,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations administering the vaccine in locations designated as Medically Underserved Areas by the Health Resources and Services Location (HRSA).  
    • To encourage vaccination in these communities, Walmart and Sam’s Club will continue partnering with national and local non-profits, community partners and faith-based organizations on community vaccine events.  
  • Walk-Ins Welcome 
    • All Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacy locations across New Mexico are now accepting walk-in vaccine appointments, as supply allows, in addition to scheduled appointments. Customers who schedule an appointment can complete pre-vaccination paperwork ahead of time, if interested.  
    • Appointments can be made at vaccinenm.org, which is administered by the New Mexico Department of Health. Walmart Pharmacies are open seven days a week (Sam’s Club pharmacies are closed on Sunday), and are administering the approved J&J, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Individuals are not required to be a member to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Sam’s Club.   
  • Encouraging Associates to Get Vaccinated  
    • Walmart and Sam’s Club continue to strongly encourage, but not mandate, associates to get vaccinated. To help make this process as easy as possible, the retailers are:  
      • offering appointments to associates in stores and clubs,  
      • providing two hours paid time to get a vaccination, regardless of where associates get their shots,  
      • and allowing associates to get the vaccine during their shifts if vaccines are being offered at their location.  

Both Walmart and Sam’s Club also have enhanced their COVID-19 emergency leave policy to include three days of paid leave for any vaccine side effects for associates.  

Walmart and Sam’s Club will continue to work to increase the accessibility and availability of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at Walmart and Sam’s Club, visit corporate.walmart.com/covid-vaccine.   

About Walmart in New Mexico  

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. In New Mexico we serve customers at 53 retail units and online through Walmart Online Grocery and Walmart.com. We are proud to employ 14,723 associates in New Mexico. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $76.7 million with New Mexico suppliers in fiscal year 2021 and supporting 7,115 supplier jobs. Walmart continues to be a leader in employment opportunity, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy. In fiscal year 2021, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed more than $10.8 million in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits in New Mexico. Learn more at corporate.walmart.com.  

About Sam’s Club  

Sam’s Club®, a division of Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in nearly 600 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Now in its 38th year, Sam’s Club continues to redefine warehouse shopping with its highly curated assortment of high-quality fresh food and Member’s Mark items, in addition to market leading technologies and services like Scan & Go, Curbside Pickup and home delivery service in select markets. 

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