Walmart’s Annual ‘Wellness Day’ On July 23rd

As July comes to an end and parents prepare to send their kids back to school within a month, Walmart is hosting a “wellness day,” offering free healthcare screenings and necessary immunizations this Saturday across the country from 10am-2pm. Almost every single one of the 4,735 Walmart locations in the US will be providing aid to those who want to learn more information regarding their health status, as well as possible courses of action one can take in terms of exercise, diet, and general well-being. 

The specific screenings available in Walmart pharmacies will test one’s glucose levels, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and body mass index, as well as vision screenings at certain locations. While the vaccinations available are not free like the screenings, they are still highly affordable, with immunizations for pneumonia, tetanus, HPV, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox/shingles, whooping cough, Hep A & B, and more available, many of which are required vaccines to attend public elementary schools. While 67.7% of the US population is fully vaccinated by now, Walmart is also offering free Covid-19 vaccines. Following their screenings or immunizations, customers will additionally have the opportunity to chat with a pharmacist that will provide them with health insight and wellness resources.

Over 4.7 million free health screenings have been performed since Walmart began doing Wellness Days back in 2014, and attending this Walmart Wellness Day is an incredible way to ensure that you and your family are as healthy as can be, as well as learn about ways you can alter your lifestyle to be the healthiest version of yourself. Walmart’s senior vice president of pharmacy, Kevin Host, emphasized the importance of prioritizing health and wellness at this time of year, with the upcoming school year coupled with cold and flu season. With many large retail companies embedding pharmaceutical facilities in-store, Walmart is utilizing their resources and innovative healthcare services to improve the lives of everyone. 

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