Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are collaborating with the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Therapeutics Program to release COVID antiviral medications Paxlovid and Molnupiravir starting today. Only those with a prescription from a health care provider are able to obtain the medication.
Kevin Host, senior vice president of pharmacy said that they are committed to working with our state and federal partners to provide access to new treatment options like authorized COVID-19 antiviral medications, as they become available. This offers customers the option to recover at home and helps reduce the burden on our hospitals and communities.
Customers and healthcare providers can go to https://www. Walmart .com/covidmedication and use the store locator to find their nearest store or club that is carrying this medication to send the electronic prescription. Dallas County’s public health committee on Wednesday raised the COVID-19 threat level to red, or “high risk of transmission,” after a spike in cases and hospitalizations due in part to the omicron variant. Walmart and other retailers took similar steps, mostly in 2020, and this week Dallas-area restaurants have also chosen to temporarily close.
Apple has also recently temporarily closed stores, including one earlier this month in Southlake. Walmart said that everything we’re doing is for the well-being of our associates and the thousands of customers we serve daily and in consideration of guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and health experts. They will follow CDC guidance, which includes fully vaccinated people wearing masks in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high transmission.