Walmarts to offer H1N1 vaccine

Posted November 17, 2009
Updated November 18, 2009

— Walmart stores in central North Carolina will offer the H1N1 vaccine in conjunction with Mollen Immunization between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

The sponsors are prioritizing those at high-risk for the H1N1 flu – pregnant women, people who live with or care for infants, health care providers and those under the age of 24.

The vaccine will cost $15.

Clinics will be held Wednesday at the following stores:

  • U.S. Highway 401 Bypass in Laurinburg
  • Granville Corners in Oxford
  • 4500 Fayetteville Road in Raleigh
  • 6600 Glenwood Road in Raleigh
  • 1725 New Hope Church Road in Raleigh
  • 1299 N. Brightleaf in Smithfield
  • 841 E. Gannon Ave. in Zebulon

Clinics will be held Thursday at the following stores:

  • 805 Town Center Blvd in Clayton
  • 590 Jackson Blvd. in Erwin
  • 4601 Ramsey St. in Fayetteville
  • 7106 Knightdale Blvd. in Knightdale
  • 279 Franklin Plaza in Louisburg
  • 1205 Eastern Ave. in Nashville
  • 2114 S. Main St. in Wake Forest

Clinics will be held Friday at the following stores:

  • 1051 E. Broad St. in Fuquay-Varina
  • 5141 N.C. Highway 42 in Garner
  • 200 N. Cooper Road in Henderson
  • 3030 N. Main in Hope Mills
  • 930 Highway 711 in East Pembroke
  • 4431 New Bern Ave. in Raleigh

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  • SWEET-N-SOUR Nov 19, 2009

    Are these places asking for verification if a person states they are high risk? How and who makes the decision that a person is high risk?

  • jgram1980 Nov 18, 2009

    I can't get my child the h1n1 vaccine through her pediatrican they run out before I can make the appt. Does anyone know the age requirements for children through this event? CVS, Kmart and others are saying 14yrs of age. She is only 3 and I want to get her vaccinated asap.

  • james27613 Nov 18, 2009

    Forget about saving money in Washington,
    Congress needs to learn from Walmart on how to cut waste !

    Our Country should be run to make a profit not a deficit.

    maybe WalMart should take their little happy face, price chopper character up to DC and show Obama and the DEMOCRATS how to CUT PRICES AND SAVE MONEY!

  • james27613 Nov 18, 2009

    My kids pediatrician office charges $ 30 to administer any vaccines.

    Mollen is only charging $15 !

  • internic Nov 18, 2009

    There is a lot of confusion in these comments.

    Walmart is not who is charging you for the vaccination or administering the vaccination. Mollen Immunizations is the company that is employing the nurses and are administering the flu shots. They chose Walmart as the venue. Just like the Salvation Army choses Walmart to ask for donations -- it's a high-traffic area that has good visibility.

    So please, so blaming Walmart and insinuating that a Walmart cashier is going to run your debit card, glove up, and jab you with a needle. As has been noted, the CDC provides the vaccine for free, but it is the administration of the vaccinations, including medical supplies and nurses, that cost money. Mollen Immunization is the for-profit company that is providing this service. You have the option to wait for the "free" clinics from Wake County (which aren't actually "free" -- those of us who own property pay taxes for them every year).

  • ranquick Nov 18, 2009

    this schedule is good if it had been put out earlier, Today is Wednesday too late for Smithfield Wal-Mart

  • hollylama Nov 18, 2009

    Walmart also sells coffins on their website.

  • VanC Nov 18, 2009

    As others have said, the doses are free, the cost of the nurse, are not. That is why doctor's offices, drug stores and urgent cares are charging.

  • packfan252258 Nov 18, 2009

    "The goverment is providing ALL of the H1N1 vaccines for free, the only way there would be a cost is if the Provider chooses to charge! So if you pay $15 then all goes to Wal mart, Target or the Dr office, they have been provided these shots at no charge." packfan252258

    So the doctor / nurse / other health care provider that is qualified to give you a shot is supposed to furnish the medical supplies and their time at no charge so you can have the shot for free? I guess those people don't charge Wal-Mart for their time, and to be sure Wal-Mart can get medical supplies for free also.

    If you think things are bad now, wait til health care is free."
    As much as they charge for everthing else they rip us and the insurance companys off on, YES THEY SHOULD AT LEAST PROVIDE THIS ONE THING FOR FREE

  • wral mods blow close my account Nov 18, 2009

    No wait at the 4500 Fayetteville Road in Raleigh.

    I gladly paid the $15 not to have to wait in line for a free shot.