Many are looking for options for COVID-19 vaccinations that do not involve waiting in long lines with no guarantee of getting a shot. City and county officials are being asked when Baldwin County Walmart stores will be providing vaccinations.
Foley Mayor Ralph Hellmich says that even though local government was not involved in Walmart’s original selection process in Baldwin County, officials welcome any nearby site that will serve citizens in the South Baldwin area.
Walmart announced it is holding vaccine events in locations that prioritize access in partnership with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) based on local need as well as operational capabilities. Walmart began administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines in Robertsdale with a drive thru clinic in the Walmart Supercenter parking lot located at 21141 AL 59, Robertsdale, AL 36567, on Feb 25 through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Eligible patients can schedule a vaccine appointment via Walmart website, 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 Alabama which can be found at https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/index.html.
Walmart announced in a press release that they are 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 launched a site for the public to locate stores with vaccine and they recommend checking it regularly as new sites (which may also include Sam’s stores) come online: