Saturday is ‘Walmart Wellness Day’ – vaccines and free health screenings available

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Lansing's Walmart is located at 17625 Torrence Avenue. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (January 12, 2023) – Lansing’s Walmart will participate in Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, January 14, offering vaccinations and free health screenings at its pharmacy.

Running from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Walmart has said it will provide “free health screenings for things like glucose, cholesterol, BMI, and blood pressure” as well as “Affordable immunizations, including flu, measles, mumps, pneumonia, tetanus, HPV, rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox/shingles), whooping cough (TDAP), Hepatitis A & B, and more.”

A pharmacy representative at the Lansing store said new Medicare and Medicaid eligibility for various vaccines has been expanded in 2023. Those interested in receiving a vaccine at Walmart Wellness Day are asked to bring their health insurance information and representatives will determine their eligibility for free vaccines, or what their required co-pay would be.

Free COVID-19 vaccines will be offered as well, and Lansing’s Walmart is one of the few nearby locations that offers both the Moderna and Pfizer booster. The vaccines are free regardless of insurance status.

Walmart Wellness Day happens quarterly nationwide, and is designed to encourage local residents to take steps to stay healthy.

“This is very important for the community because many people know how hard it is to get a doctor’s appointment, or get health information about themselves for free,” said Regina, a senior manager at Walmart’s pharmacy. “It’s a great opportunity to see not only if they need to go to a doctor to get medication … but also, if they’re already on medication, to see if their medication is working.”

Those who participate will also receive a giveaway bag with items such as coupons, protein bars, and over-the-counter medication.

Though designed for those with medical needs, anyone is welcome to Walmart Wellness Day.

Walmart is located at 17625 Torrence Avenue in Lansing.

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