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Selma Walmart to begin administering COVID-19 vaccine Friday

Beginning Friday, those currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to do so by paying a visit to the Selma Walmart Pharmacy.

As of Monday, those eligible to receive the vaccine in Alabama include: everyone 65 and older; educators; grocery store workers; some manufacturing workers; public transit workers; agriculture employees; and state legislators and constitutional officers.

Before this week, only health care workers, first responders, nursing home residents and people 75 and older were eligible to receive the vaccine.

Once vaccines are available beginning Friday, appointments can be made to receive one by visiting https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302.

The federal government is providing the vaccine at Walmart stores in medically underserved and rural areas and there will be no cost to those who are eligible and wish to receive the vaccine.

“Ninety percent of the country lives within 10 miles of a Walmart. We’re at the heart of many rural and underserved communities, and we are committed to providing access to vaccines as groups become eligible,” said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, Walmart’s Executive Vice President of Health and Wellness. “Vaccinations to achieve widespread immunity are important for re-opening across the country. We’re proud to work together with the federal government, states, communities, customers and associates to reach that goal.”