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Walmart to Host Wellness Event, Jan. 12

January 11, 2019, 9:13 AM HST (Updated January 11, 2019, 9:13 AM)
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Walmart is kicking off 2019 by offering free wellness services and resources in Hawai‘i on Saturday, Jan.12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help customers save money, live better in the New Year… and stay away from the flu.

In order to keep customers healthy, Walmart has a goal of providing 3 million flu shots this year. Along with flu shots, Walmart is also offering free health screenings, low-cost immunizations, free vision screenings (in locations with a vision center) and an opportunity to talk with a local pharmacist and other health and wellness professionals to help get you ready for the New Year.

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Walmart Wellness Day is a free health event for Walmart customers. Since 2014, Walmart has conducted approximately 3 million free screenings during the quarterly event.

Screenings available Saturday, along with other offerings include:

  • Free total cholesterol screenings, as well as blood pressure, blood glucose and BMI testing
  • To promote healthy eating, hundreds of thousands of free apples and mandarin oranges from Walmart’s produce department will be distributed.
  • Details on ZP Challenge, a program that began with Walmart associates, which encourages anyone to compete for a chance to win cash prizes by making daily better choices in the areas of fitness, family, food and money, will be available.
  • 9,235-plus healthy product demos, samples, and recipe events in select stores from vendors like Del Monte, Dannon Light & Fit, Equate and V8.
  • Virtual tools from third-party organizations to be featured, including the ability to check your body’s true age based on health factors with Sharecare Real Age, and Fresh Tri, a service to influence better eating habits.Walmarts on the Big Island are located at 75-1015 Henry St. in Kailua-Kona and 325 Makaala St. in Hilo.
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