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COVID-19 vaccinations available at certain Utah Walmart and Sam’s Club locations this week

FILE: PARK CITY - JANUARY 22: Walmart and Sam's Clubs will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations at certain locations by the end of this week. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — Walmart and Sam’s Clubs announced that Utahns will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine at select store locations by the end of this week.

Utah is one of 22 states participating in a new program called the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, “the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is a collaboration between the federal government, states and territories, and 21 national pharmacy partners and independent pharmacy networks to increase access to COVID-19 vaccination across the United States.”

Those who are eligible, per state vaccine guidelines, can book appointments beginning February 12.

Right now, eligible groups in Utah include healthcare workers, long-term care facility staff and residents, first responders, individuals aged 70 and older, and K-12 teachers and school staff.

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Right now, only 18 of 59 Utah stores are in the program. Representatives from Walmart and Sam’s Club say they hope to add more stores as more vaccines become available.

Please click here for more information on how to sign up for the Sam’s Club and Walmart vaccine.

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How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others per CDC recommendations.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet).
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities).
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A 

Utah’s Coronavirus Information 

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States