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Walmart, Sam’s Club offering walk-in vaccinations

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Big box store Walmart and its warehouse club sister store Sam's Club are launching COVID-19 vaccinations without an appointment.

The retailers will be administering all three of the vaccines in use locally -- Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson -- on an on-demand basis at stores with pharmacies.

“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 for Health and 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.” 

Appointments may still be scheduled by those who prefer to have a set time for their shots. That can be done online at walmart.com/covidvaccine and samsclub.com/covid.

Though a membership is required to shop at Sam's Club, you do not need to be a member to be vaccinated there.

The company runs more than 5,100 pharmacies nationwide, with 124 at locations in Indiana.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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