Walmart, Meijer join Wisconsin program distributing COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 1:44 PM, Mar 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 14:44:40-04

MADISON (NBC 26) — Wisconsin health officials announced Friday that Walmart and Meijer are joining a program to help administer COVID-19 vaccines across the state.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces that four new pharmacy partners in Wisconsin started receiving vaccine this week as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

In addition to pharmacies at Walmart and Meijer, the other partners include the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN), which includes some Hometown Pharmacies, as well as Managed Health Care Associates.

DHS said these pharmacies join Kroger and Walgreens, already part of the program that is a collaboration between the federal government, states and territories, and national pharmacy and independent pharmacy networks.

For the first week, DHS says the federal government will ship 2,340 Pfizer doses to CPESN; 500 Johnson & Johnson doses to Managed Health Care Associates; 3,510 Pfizer doses to Meijer; and 1,500 Johnson & Johnson doses to Walmart. Vaccine doses come directly from the federal government and are in addition to Wisconsin’s weekly state allocation.

To find a participating pharmacy near you and to schedule a vaccination appointment, visit the COVID-19 vaccine provider map or call 1-844-684-1064. Individuals eligible for the vaccine, can also contact these pharmacies directly to register for and schedule a vaccination appointment:

For a list of everyone currently eligible for the vaccine, visit the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility page. Starting March 22, DHS says people with certain medical conditions will be eligible for the vaccine. By May 1, anyone 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine.