Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies began administering COVID-19 vaccines through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program Friday, Feb. 12. More than 1,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in 22 states, including Texas, are receiving federal vaccine allocations this week, with an emphasis on locations that reach customers in underserved communities with limited access to health care.

The Walmart pharmacy in Rockport is included in the program.

Vaccine supply and eligibility will vary based on allocation, as well as state and local guidelines. The number of vaccinations will be limited and is planned to continue to increase each week.

Eligible customers can schedule a vaccine appointment directly via the Walmart and Sam’s Club websites (www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine and www.samsclub.com/covid) once appointments are available, making it convenient to get vaccinated while allocation lasts.

Walmart worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and states taking into account the population density, customer demographics, infection rates and availability of local health care resources, among other factors, to identify many of the participating locations.

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