Tennessee will see expanding access to COVID-19 vaccination with the launch of a new federal retail pharmacy program which will distribute vaccines at Fairview’s Walmart starting today, February 12.
Walmart joins select community pharmacies like Goodlark Pharmacy in Fairview in offering vaccinations locally in accordance with the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. These vaccinations will be provided at no cost to patients and will be available by appointment only.
“We continue to advocate for Tennesseans by maximizing every dose of COVID-19 vaccine made available for people in our state. We are eager to collaborate with our federal partners to expand access to this vital resource for Tennesseans in the communities where they live and work,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey.
In addition to the almost 400 vaccination sites currently offered across the state, the Fairview Walmart is one of 121 locations to start providing the vaccine shots to eligible Tennesseans.
To check availability and schedule an appointment, visit www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine.
Before scheduling an appointment, verify your eligibility through your State Health Department's website. Tennesseans can learn what phase of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan they’re in at https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/eligibility/.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I get vaccinated?
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine not only helps protect you, but also those around you who are not yet eligible to get the vaccine or are extra-vulnerable. By doing so, you’re performing an act of service for your community and freeing up health care resources for those in need with other health conditions. To learn more visit CDC.gov/Covidvaccine
Is the vaccine safe?
Yes! The vaccine is safe and more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 after two doses*. When you receive your first dose, we will schedule your appointment for the second dose. It is absolutely necessary that you receive both doses. The COVID-19 vaccine cannot give you COVID-19.