Walmart to kick off 2020 with free wellness event



Walmart starting the new year from 10 a.m-2 p.m. by offering free wellness services and resources in its stores to help customers save money and live better in 2020. Walmart is also on a mission to help customers stay away from the flu. According to the CDC, flu activity is high in the U.S. and is expected to continue for weeks. In Ohio, influenza-like illnesses are moderate, but on the rise.

More than 170 million flu vaccines have been distributed this flu season, but that’s just over half of the U.S. populationThe CDC recommends everyone six months and older get a flu shot. It’s not too late to get your low-cost flu shot from Walmart during this event.

Along with affordable flu shots, Walmart also is offering free health screenings, other low-cost immunizations and an opportunity to talk with a local pharmacist and other health and wellness professionals. Services include:

  • Low-cost flu shots and immunizations
  • Free Health Screenings: Total Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure, BMI and Vision (locations with a vision center)
  • Giveaways
  • Wellness demos

Walmart Wellness Day is a free health event for Walmart customers. Since 2014, Walmart has conducted more than 4.4 million free screenings during the quarterly event.

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