Walmart and Sam's Club to offer flu shots in 4,100 stores

Officials with Walmart and Sam’s Club announced this week that they will be offering flu shots in more than 4,100 stores across the country.

The vaccines will be provided by Mollen Immunization Clinics in stores across the country for $24, officials said. The vaccines will offer protection against many flu viruses this season, including H1N1, a new strain of H3N2 and B/Brisbane.

Dr. John Agwunobi, president of Walmart's health and wellness division, said that new recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage flu shots for everyone over the age of six months.

“This year, one shot offers protection against H1N1, as well as two other strains of flu,” Agwunobi said. “This will make it easier for our customers to get the preventive care they need, all in one visit. We know that families are concerned about their finances, so we are bringing our customers a flu vaccine solution at a convenient and affordable price.”

John Roehm, CEO of Mollen Immunization Clinics, said Medicare Part B and many other forms of private health insurance will be accepted for the flu shots.

“We are happy to partner with Walmart again this flu season, and we are committed to helping Walmart customers get their seasonal flu shot in a convenient, affordable way,” Roehm said.