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Walmart Canada offering a one-day vaccine blitz on Aug. 19

More than 250 pharmacies from coast-to-coast will be offering first or second shots.

August 18, 2021  by CM Staff

Photo Credit: CNW Group/Walmart Canada Corp.

Walmart Canada will be offering walk-in vaccine appointments, for first or second shots at participating pharmacies, at more than 250 pharmacies on Aug. 19 as part of a one-day “Vax-a-thon” vaccine blitz.

Pharmacists will set up at the front of stores on Aug. 19, Walmart officials said, and customers who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine can do so on the spot in participating pharmacies with no appointment necessary.

“We have an enormous sense of pride to be part of the vaccine rollout to help get Canadians immunized. Our mission is to help Canadians live better and part of that mission includes greater access to vaccines,” said Shelly Kiroff, senior vice president, Health and Wellness, Pharmacy, Walmart Canada. “From the very beginning, our goal has always been to help as many customers as possible and our commitment to our customers’ health and well-being is stronger than ever.”

To date, Walmart pharmacists have administered more than 375,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses across Canada.

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Participating Walmart pharmacies are accepting walk-in vaccine appointments, as supply allows, in addition to pre-scheduled appointments, subject to provincial eligibility requirements.