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Walmart offers free screenings, affordable immunizations during Wellness Day

Events will be held at Walmart pharmacies nationwide on Saturday, Jan. 14.

A new year is here, and Walmart is inviting communities to start down the path of getting – and staying – healthy at the first Walmart Wellness Day of 2023. Taking place on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., customers can receive free health screenings for glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure, as well as affordable immunizations for flu, COVID-19, mumps, measles and more at pharmacies nationwide.

Walmart Wellness Day encourages families to prioritize their health by not only helping them know and understand their numbers but also providing the tools and resources to seek care, as well as improve and maintain healthy lifestyles. Knowing your health numbers is just a start, but additional information allows people to make decisions and track progress. Walmart Wellness Day also is a great time for customers to learn about our health and wellness offerings and solutions and take advantage of free screenings and affordable immunizations, right in their backyard, Walmart said.

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Select stores also will feature vision screenings, in-store giveaways and demos of wellness products to make it even easier for customers to access the specialized services they need. The following health resources will bebb 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 flu, measles, mumps, pneumonia, tetanus, HPV, rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox/shingles), whooping cough (TDAP), Hepatitis A & B and more;
  • No cost to patients COVID-19 vaccines; and
  • Wellness resources and the opportunity to talk with pharmacists.

“A fresh, new year presents a great opportunity to really check in on our health as families, and as communities,” said Kevin Host, Walmart’s senior vice president of pharmacy. “I’m incredibly proud of what we’re able to offer through our Wellness Day events. These free screenings and affordable immunizations provide not only valuable insight but also valuable protection against illnesses that become common during the winter season. We continue to innovate the ways we deliver care through our pharmacies, Vision Centers, Walmart Health Centers and beyond. We look forward to making more positive impacts in the lives of our customers and patients.”

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Since 2014, Walmart pharmacies have hosted Walmart Wellness Days, contributing more than five 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.

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