YORK, Pa. — Walmart has announced that it will begin administer COVID-19 vaccines in York County beginning with a clinic inside the Church of the Open Door.
According to a press release, Walmart will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at that clinic in the 4000 block of East Market Street in York on Feb. 24 through Feb. 26.
Eligible vaccine patients can schedule an appointment via the phone at 1-800-753-8827.
Many families were visibly emotional after finally being able to get the COVID-19 vaccine, after weeks of trying to get an appointment.
Families were able to get the appointment through the area aging agency, who is working with Walmart and the state to get those eligible vaccinated.
According to the release, Walmart anticipates holding a number of these events over the next several weeks as vaccine allocations allow.
You can read the full press release from Walmart below:
Walmart will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines in York County with a clinic inside the Church Of The Open Door at 4075 East Market Street, York, PA 17402 starting Feb 24th through Feb 26th. Eligible patients can schedule a vaccine appointment via 1-800-753-8827 making it convenient to get vaccinated while vaccine supplies last. Vaccines will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Pennsylvania which can be found at health.pa.gov. Insurance is not required, there is no cost to receive the vaccine, and appointments for the second vaccination will be made while at the first appointment. Walmart anticipates these events will take place over the next several weeks as allocation allows.
Walmart is holding vaccine events in locations that prioritize access for those deemed most vulnerable, as well as operational capabilities. The team factored in demographic information, local health needs, staffing and medically underserved data to identify initial locations where the company thinks it can make the greatest impact in increasing vaccine access.
“We have two goals as we administer vaccines: first, to get as many shots in eligible arms as possible so we can start the process of reopening our country, and second, ensuring equitable vaccine access across the communities we serve,” Dr. Cheryl Pegus, Executive Vice President, Health & Wellness, said. “We will continue finding new ways to increase vaccination access for our customers as we work towards the eventual end of the pandemic.”
Walmart is partnering with CDC and states to move as quickly as possible to help administer vaccines to eligible populations in 35 participating states, Puerto Rico and District of Colombia. Vaccine supply and eligibility will vary based on state and local guidelines. In addition to appointments, the scheduler will provide a digital reminder when it is time to return for the second vaccine, which is why customers are asked to create a profile, helping to ensure customers receive the second dose of the vaccine in the timeframe required.
Walmart pharmacies will continue to support states, jurisdictions and the federal government to help increase the accessibility and availability of COVID-19 vaccines. To stay up to date on how Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting the vaccine rollout, visit here.