It was announced this week that select Walmart pharmacies in Ontario are part of a government pilot program to administer the COVID 19 vaccine. Vaccinations will begin for patients aged 60-64 at select locations on Friday, March 12th. Please check Walmart.ca for a list of participating locations.
“We are ready to help get Canadians immunized against COVID-19,” said Shelly Kiroff, Senior Vice President, Health and Wellness, Walmart Canada. “We have an enormous sense of pride to be part of the vaccine rollout. I’m proud that Canadians come to Walmart for all their health, wellness and pharmacy needs and now we’re ready to support them with COVID-19 vaccines, too.”
Walmart Canada has increased its refrigeration capacity in its pharmacy network across the country in order to do its part to help get Canadians immunized. In addition, the company has purchased a number of ultra-cold freezers to assist with the storage and handling of some vaccine formulas.
Walmart Canada is a destination for health and well-being with 337 corporate pharmacies nationwide and has an additional 68 Accès Pharma chez Walmart franchise locations in Quebec, with over 1,300 pharmacists and affiliated pharmacists across the country.
“This is a milestone, not only for every pharmacist, but for everyone who is involved in the development and delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Shaimaa Ali, Walmart Pharmacist, Red Deer North Walmart.