Walmart internet hosting Wellness Day in Pa. to assist make private well being vital


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Prospects are welcome to attend a Wellness Day occasion on Saturday, July 24, to get free well being providers to assist with impacts introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walmart says their pharmacies will supply well being screenings, wellness sources and immunizations, multi function place. The objective of the occasion is to assist prospects meet up with vital preventative well being screenings they may’ve missed because of the pandemic earlier than heading again to in-person work or faculty.

“Not less than 41% of People delayed care throughout the pandemic, in response to the CDC, and that may result in adverse impacts sooner or later,” Walmart’s Government Vice President for Well being and Wellness Dr. Cheryl Pegus mentioned. “We wish to make it easy for our prospects to prioritize their well being and atone for preventative care by providing handy well being sources the place they’re already purchasing for groceries and back-to-school objects.”

Walmart additionally desires to assist these in communities who don’t have correct entry to those providers.

“We’re particularly targeted on reaching prospects in underserved communities who could have restricted choices for healthcare of their neighborhood, outdoors our pharmacies,” Dr. Pegus mentioned. “This can be a day for all the household, and we’ll offer screenings and providers for all ages.”

The occasion will final from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Companies embody well being and imaginative and prescient screenings, academic well being sources, consultations and vaccines.

Walmart says whereas COVID-19 instances are dropping in some areas, together with components of Pa., there’s concern for a possible rise in instances and hospitalizations, particularly with the Delta variant. They’ll offer the vaccine throughout the occasion and are even providing a free digital model of your vaccine report.

Wellness Days have been provided since 2014 and has accomplished nearly 5 million free well being screenings. Whereas it was digital in 2020, Walmart is happy to return to regular on Saturday.

Extra info could be discovered on Walmart’s Wellness Hub and your native Walmart’s Facebook pages.

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