Like many retailers, Walmart is putting more emphasis on health services and a weekend Wellness Day promotion at over 4,600 pharmacies is a good example, offering customers immunizations and free health screenings.
“It’s not only the free screenings and the affordable immunizations that make a difference, but also the opportunity for connections between our pharmacists and the communities we serve, said Kevin Host, senior vice president of pharmacy at Walmart.
Available health resources
Here’s what consumers can expect at their area Walmart pharmacies on Wellness Day:
Free COVID-19 vaccines
Free screenings for: body mass index, glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and vision (at select locations)
The following vaccines: whooping cough (TDAP), measles, mumps, Hepatitis A & B, chicken pox/shingles, tetanus, flu, pneumonia, HPV, rubella (MMR), and more
Time to talk with pharmacists
In addition, consumers can expect their specific Walmart store to handle Wellness Day with different in-store giveaways and freebies. Some stores will have samples of vitamins, nutrition items, or supplements, while others will demonstrate the benefits and uses of different wellness products.
There are several goals for Wellness Day. For starters, it's an opportunity for consumers to learn more about their own personal health, better manage and track their health, and access resources that are available to them.
Additionally, Walmart hopes to increase awareness and access to health and wellness services and products. By offering vaccinations and screenings for free and reduced prices, more consumers will have access to important health resources.