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Walmart Wellness Day to offer health screenings, resources

PARKERSBURG — The free Walmart Wellness Day will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday when residents can get health screenings and wellness resources and immunizations at pharmacies statewide.

The goal of Walmart Wellness Day is to help customers get back on track with preventive health measures they may have missed over the past year, especially as many families prepare for in-person work and school this fall.

“At least 41 percent of Americans delayed care during the pandemic, according to the CDC, and that can lead to negative health impacts in the future. We want to make it simple for our customers to prioritize their health and catch up on preventive care by offering convenient health resources where they’re already shopping for groceries and back-to-school items,” said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president, Walmart Health & Wellness. “We are especially focused on reaching customers in underserved communities who may have limited options for healthcare in their community, outside our pharmacies. This is a day for the entire family, and we’ll be offering screenings and services for all ages.”

More than 4,700 Walmart pharmacies nationwide will host Walmart Wellness Day that feature the following health resources, administered by qualified pharmacy team:

* Free health screenings, including glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and vision screenings (select locations)

* Educational health resources and consultations with our trusted pharmacy team

* Affordable immunizations, including measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), HPV, tetanus, whooping cough (TDAP) and more

* No-cost COVID-19 vaccines

Walmart pharmacies have held Walmart Wellness Days since 2014 and have administered more than 4.75 million free health screenings.

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