Walmart to Host Free Health Checks, Vaccines This Weekend
* Updated July 21, 9:17 PM
Walmart locations in Hilo and Kailua-Kona are hosting a Walmart Wellness Day, a free event, on Saturday, July 24.
Members of the public can get health screenings and wellness resources at Walmart pharmacies statewide, as well as immunizations. The company said in a press release that the goal of the event is to help customers get back on track with preventive health measures they may have missed over the past year, especially as many families prepare for in-person work and school this fall.
“At least 41 percent of Americans delayed care during the pandemic, according to the CDC, and that can lead to negative health impacts in the future. We want to make it simple for our customers to prioritize their health and catch up on preventive care by offering convenient health resources where they’re already shopping for groceries and back-to-school items,” said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president, Walmart Health & Wellness. “We are especially focused on reaching customers in underserved communities who may have limited options for healthcare in their community, outside our pharmacies. This is a day for the entire family, and we’ll be offering screenings and services for all ages.”
More than 4,700 Walmart pharmacies nationwide will host Walmart Wellness Day events from 10 am to 2 pm local time on July 24. Walmart Wellness Day events will feature the following health resources, administered by pharmacy teams:
- Free health screenings, including glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and vision screenings
- Educational health resources and consultations with our trusted pharmacy team
- Affordable immunizations, including measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox), HPV, tetanus, whooping cough (TDAP) and more
- No-cost COVID-19 vaccines
For those who receive their vaccination at Walmart and Sam’s Club, they can now get a free digital version of their vaccination record. Individuals can print, save on a device or share with third-party apps if they choose.