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Walmart expands COVID vaccine to people at-risk, all teachers and others

Devoun Cetoute
·1 min read

Walmart has again expanded its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility list, allowing all teachers and those at-risk to get the vaccine.

As of Wednesday, Walmart has added three groups of people to its vaccine-eligibility list: those who work in K-12 schools and are 50 and over; sworn law enforcement officers 50 and older; and firefighters 50 and older.

The change came after Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded vaccine eligibility Tuesday to these three groups and to people under 65 deemed medically vulnerable by a physician.

On Thursday, Walmart again expanded its list to instead include all educators (no matter what age and including teachers, staff and bus drivers); people aged 16 to 64 with at least one high-risk medical condition as determined by a physician; and licensed child-care provider staff.

This also came after DeSantis announced on Thursday a new mandate following the Biden administration’s federal mandate. It directs states to vaccinate all pre-K-12 teachers, staff and childcare workers.

CVS Health, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Mas and Sam’s Club are all expected to begin offering vaccinations to teachers and school staff, as they are a part of the federal retail pharmacy program.

Walmart vaccines can be scheduled online on the retailer’s website. There are 11 Walmarts in South Florida administering the vaccine.

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In addition to the new groups, Walmart administers vaccines to five others: those 65 and over; healthcare workers; emergency medical service workers; long-term care facility residents and staff; and healthcare personnel who have direct patient contact.