Local Walmart stores to offer free H1N1 flu vaccinations

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - The Memphis and Shelby County Health Department and Walmart announced Monday that they will offer free H1N1 flu shots in select Memphis stores.

The shots will be offered January 25 through February 28.
The free H1N1 flu shots will be available at the following Mid-South Walmart stores.

  • 8445 Highway 51 North, Millington, 901-872-6100
  • 560 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, 901-854-5100
  • 8400 Highway 64, Bartlett, 901-382-6101
  • 7525 Winchester Road, Memphis, 901-757-1442
  • 3950 Austin Peay Highway, Memphis, 901-377-1211
  • 577 Germantown Parkway, Cordova, 901-758-1591
  • 6520 Memphis-Arlington Road, Bartlett, 901-388-1004
  • 6990 Shelby Drive, Memphis, 901-309-7876
  • 2856 Hickory Hill Ext., Memphis, 901-362-3622
  • 5255 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, 901-346-4994

John Agwunobi, M.D., president of Walmart's health and wellness division, said that staying safe from H1N1 should not come at a large cost.

"We know that in this tough economic time people just can't afford to get sick," Agwunobi said.  "We're pleased to be partnering with the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department to administer the H1N1 flu vaccine in our stores for free."

Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., Shelby County Health Officer, agreed with Agwunobi.

"There may be a general thinking that the pandemic is behind us, but that simply is not true," Robinson said.  "Therefore, we are urging residents to continue to receive the vaccine; to make sure that you, your family, and our community are protected."

The vaccinations will be available from 1-8 p.m. daily.

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