Starting this Friday, Walmart and Sam's Club will began administering COVID-19 vaccines at there stores.  At first I was like, Walmart, Sam's Club, why there of all places?

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Well, the answer is as simple as this and it really does make sense. “Ninety percent of the country lives within 10 miles of a Walmart. We’re committed to helping people live better – and healthier lives – in Minnesota, and we take that role very seriously,” said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president, Health & Wellness. “We want to help the country re-open, but we can only achieve that through widespread COVID-19 vaccination. We’re proud to work together with the federal government, states, communities, customers and associates to expand access to the vaccine and reach that goal.”

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Walmart and Sam's Club Pharmacies will be receiving their COVID vaccine supply this week. Over 1000 Walmarts and Sam's Clubs will be participating in the vaccination program in 22 states.

Minnesotan residents can schedule a vaccination appointment on Walmart and Sam's Club websites once appointments are available and the vaccine supply lasts. Due to the influx of people trying to schedule an appointment, yesterday (Wed) Walmart's scheduling system was having some technical difficulties. All should be up and running now.

Sam's Club locations will not be requiring that you have a Sam's Club membership to get an appointment. Customers are asked to create a profile so they can be contacted when it's time to get their second dose of the vaccine.

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