2 Scottsdale Walmart locations to host low-cost vaccines, free health screenings

With flu season upon us, Walmart will provide low-cost influenza and other vaccinations, as well as free health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, vision and more at two Scottsdale locations Saturday, Oct. 15.

Dubbed “Walmart Wellness Day,” the company says it’s the largest single-day health event in the country, according to a press release.

More than 4,600 Walmart locations nationally are participating, including 110 stores across Arizona and two in Scottsdale. Over 10,000 licensed Walmart pharmacists will be on-hand Saturday.

The Scottsdale locations hosting the health event will be noon-4 p.m. at 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. and 4915 N. Pima Road.

“The cost of healthcare in America has risen to more than $3 trillion, but the health of our customers is something we can’t put a price on,” said George Riedl, senior vice president and president, Health and Wellness, Walmart U.S., in a press release.

“As more than 90 percent of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart store, we’re committed and uniquely positioned to providing accessible and affordable healthcare that helps busy families live better. Walmart Wellness Day is at the center of that commitment.”

Last year, Walmart broke five world records with the single-day health fair by providing:

  • 280,000 screenings for blood pressure, glucose and vision;
  • nearly 52,000 immunizations; and
  • more than 2 million free samples of healthier foods.

Last year, more than 7,000 cases of high blood pressure were identified, and nearly 3,000 individuals were advised to see a health care professional based on blood glucose testing, the release stated.

“These screenings provide customers with a basic yet vital understanding of their general health conditions and ways to improve it,” Mr. Riedl said in the release.

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