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Wellness day rings in school year with free screenings, affordable immunizations

Walmart hosts Wellness Day on Saturday, Aug, 19; collaborates with ACS in Mississippi

Wellness Day at Walmart offers opportunities for families to prioritize their health ahead of a new school year with free screenings and affordable immunizations on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Customers can receive free glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure screenings as well as affordable immunizations like flu, HPV, tetanus, hepatitis and more, at Walmart pharmacies nationwide.

Walmart is collaborating with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to educate communities about preventing Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers. According to the ACS, Mississippi ranks last of all states for first dose of HPV vaccine for 9–12-year-olds (56.2%). ACS volunteers will be on hand at more than 20 Walmart stores in Mississippi to distribute educational materials on HPV as part of Wellness Day. Walmart and the ACS will continue working together to educate communities nationwide around HPV prevention.

More than 4,600 Walmart pharmacies will host Walmart Wellness Day events, featuring the following health resources, administered by qualified pharmacy and Vision Center teams:

  • Free health screenings, including glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and vision screenings at select locations
  • Affordable immunizations, including flu, COVID-19, HPV, pneumonia, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox/shingles), whooping cough (TDAP), Hep A & B and more
  • No cost to patient COVID-19 vaccines
  • Wellness resources and the opportunity to talk with pharmacists

Walmart Wellness Day offers families a chance to get to know their numbers, chat with pharmacists, get ahead of the upcoming flu season and learn more about ways to maintain healthy lifestyles.

“As families enter a new school year, there’s a peace of mind that comes with a quick health screening or immunization,” said Kevin Host, Walmart’s senior vice president of pharmacy. “Walmart is known for being a back-to-school destination, and Wellness Day at our pharmacies brings an added layer of convenience and community to that process. We’re thrilled to be part of this fun, exciting season and look forward to connecting with our customers and patients.”

“Part of the Wellness Day experience includes browsing, and even sampling, some of the wide-ranging, innovative items we offer over the counter,” said Silvia Azrai Kawas, executive vice president, consumables. “We know the new school year is top of mind for families, and our growing assortment reflects creative ways we ensure affordable, high-quality options are available. I’m thrilled to share our new offerings in OTC Health and Wellness with our customers to help them save money and live better.”

Since 2014, Walmart pharmacies have hosted Walmart Wellness Days, contributing more than 5 million free health screenings for customers. More than 4,000 Walmart stores are in medically underserved areas. To find a free event in your neighborhood, visit Walmart.com/wellnesshub.

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is a people-led, tech-powered omnichannel retailer helping people save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 240 million customers and members visit more than 10,500 stores and numerous eCommerce websites in 20 countries. With fiscal year 2023 revenue of $611 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.1 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy, and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/walmart, on Twitter at twitter.com/walmart, and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/walmart.

Acerca de Walmart

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) es un minorista omnicanal, dirigido por personas e impulsado por tecnología, que ayuda a las personas a ahorrar dinero y vivir mejor, en cualquier momento y lugar, en tiendas, en línea y a través de sus dispositivos móviles. Cada semana, aproximadamente 240 millones de clientes y socios visitan más de 10 500 tiendas y numerosos sitios de comercio electrónico en 20 países. Con ingresos en el año fiscal 2023 por $611 mil millones, Walmart emplea aproximadamente 2.1 millones de asociados en todo el mundo. Walmart sigue siendo un líder en sostenibilidad, filantropía corporativa y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener más información acerca de Walmart puede visitar https://corporate.walmart.com, en Facebook https://facebook.com/walmart, en Twitter https://twitter.com/walmart, y en LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/company/walmart/.

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