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Walmart to host Community Wellness Day

Nationwide events will feature free health screenings and affordable immunizations, as well as wellness resources.

Walmart is inviting communities to get healthy ahead of a new school year at Walmart Wellness Day on July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where customers can receive free glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure screenings, as well as affordable immunizations like tetanus, hepatitis, HPV, COVID-19 and more at pharmacies nationwide.

Walmart Wellness Day encourages families to get healthy and stay on a healthy track by helping them know their numbers and seek care to improve their healthy lifestyles. Knowing your numbers is just a start, but additional, helpful information allows you to make decisions and track your health improvement, Walmart said.

The health event also is a great time for customers to learn about Walmarts health-and-wellness offerings and solutions. More than 4,600 Walmart pharmacies across the country will host Walmart Wellness Day events. Select stores also will feature vision screenings to make it even easier for customers to access the resources they need.

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Walmart Wellness Day events will feature the following health resources administered by qualified pharmacy and Vision Center teams:

  • Free health screenings, including glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and vision screenings (select locations);
  • Affordable immunizations, including pneumonia, tetanus, HPV, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox/shingles), whooping cough (Tdap), hepatitis A and B, and more;
  • No cost to patient COVID-19 vaccines; and
  • Wellness resources and the opportunity to talk with pharmacists.

“An exciting time of the year is approaching fast, and we look forward to offering these health-and-wellness resources for families as they gear up for school,” said Kevin Host, Walmart’s senior vice president of pharmacy.

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“Wellness Day allows us to continue helping our communities live better and healthier through free screenings, affordable immunizations and other solutions,” Host said. “The back-to-school season is a busy one, and these are ways we hope to provide some easy, convenient options for our customers. Healthcare delivery is something we’re always innovating through not just our pharmacies but also through Walmart Health Virtual Care and Walmart Health Centers. Our goal is to offer care for our customers when and where they need it.”

Since 2014, Walmart pharmacies have hosted Walmart Wellness Days, contributing more than 4.7 million free health screenings for customers. More than 4,000 Walmart stores are in medically underserved areas, which means Walmart is often the first stop for health care in these rural and underserved communities, the company noted.

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