The nation’s largest retailer will soon start administering coronavirus vaccines.
According to information posted online by Walmart, Arkansas is one of 22 states where trained pharmacists will provide COVID-19 vaccination shots.
“This is just another means of getting vaccines out into communities in which they’re used to going to a Walmart,” said Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Hutchinson said 60 stores in Arkansas will get vaccines. Currently, the list of participating locations has not been released. Hutchinson said 10,000 doses of vaccines from the federal government will be shipped to Walmart for use in Arkansas beginning Feb. 11.
The vaccines are in addition to those the state is already receiving, which, according to the governor, has increased 21% in the past 2 weeks.
“Walmart is good at a lot of things and that’s moving inventory out and getting it into the stores and getting it out to the consumer,” Hutchinson said. “We want that same excellence to be done in terms of our vaccines.”