According to a news release, Walmart has available slots, and eligible patients can make appointments by calling 800.753.8827 and PRESS OPTION 1.
Walmart is vaccinating Phase 1A and Phase 1B residents that include:
- Grocery store employees.
- Food/agriculture workers.
- People in congregate settings not otherwise specified as long-term care facilities, and persons receiving home and community-based services.
- U.S. Postal Service workers.
- Manufacturing workers.
- Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship.
- Public transit workers.
- Education workers.
Walmart and state agencies organized three earlier vaccine clinics at Hanover Area in the past month. Each clinic has had scheduling issues.
After the first clinic was announced, local residents were frustrated to learn that all appointments had already been filled due to pre-scheduling done by the state Department of Aging.
When the second clinic was announced by Walmart, those who called a toll free number provided by the retailer were told all appointments were already taken. The district later said Hanover Area had an allotment of appointments for those who lived near the 18706 ZIP code, but the only way to sign up was online.
Nearly 200 people who didn’t expect to get a COVID-19 vaccine on Monday got one at Hanover Area because the state Department of Health failed to notify patients about available appointments. That left about 200 openings as of early Monday morning, Hanover Area Superintendent Nathan Barrett said.