BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA / KFTA) – Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies stand ready to receive and dispense COVID-19 antiviral drugs approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
According to a Walmart press release, retailers will begin distributing Paxlovid and Molnupiravir this week, subject to availability.
The release says the drug will only be available at select Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in a limited number of states until more supply is available.
The drug is only available with a prescription from a health care provider. Clients and health care providers can turn to walmart.com/covidmedication and use the store locator to find the nearest store that sells the drug to send the electronic prescription.
Since the drugs are prescribed for people with COVID-19, they will only be available at Walmart and Sam’s Club by curbside pickup or drive-through drugstore windows, the statement said.
“We are committed to working with our state and federal partners to provide access to new treatment options such as licensed COVID-19 antiviral drugs, as they become available,” said Kevin Host, vice-president. senior president of pharmacy. “This drug offers clients the opportunity to recover at home and helps reduce the burden on our hospitals and communities. As we have been doing since the start of the pandemic, we are proud to support our communities with everyday essentials, healthy food, vaccines, medicines and other health care needs. health as we all work together to overcome the pandemic. “