Walmart and Sam’s Club will soon be offering the COVID-19 vaccination at select locations. Once it’s available, 12 different stores will be offering the vaccine in accordance with Center for Disease Control guidelines. No date has been set for this to happen, but the announcement was welcome news as distribution continues to ramp up.
“We’re prepared to administer the COVID-19 vaccine at Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies nationwide when we are asked to do so,” the company said in a statement on the Walmart website. “Our pharmacists give millions of shots a year, and they are trained under strict, up-to-date guidelines to be able to administer vaccines.”
Here are the NJ locations that will eventually offer vaccines:
- Burlington Township
- Franklin (Sussex)
- Hamilton (Mercer)
- North Bergen
- North Brunswick
- Toms River
New Jersey residents have had a difficult time booking vaccination time slots across the state, sometimes getting appointments weeks or months away. The vaccine is currently available at hospitals, state and county locations and select pharmacies but only a few retail locations.
Once the supply is available, Walmart said it expects to deliver 10-13 million doses a month through its 5,000 in-store pharmacies.
“As we look to a future when supply can meet demand and more people are eligible to receive the vaccine, we plan to offer the vaccine seven days a week at our pharmacies, through planned in-store vaccination clinics and through large community events,” Walmart said in a statement.
In the meantime, NJ has negotiated with Walmart to administer the vaccine to developmentally and intellectually disabled residents of groups homes.
Visit NJ.gov’s website for the latest vaccine information for NJ.