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Walmart, Sam’s Club pharmacies to offer COVID-19 vaccinations in Texas

As of Wednesday, the Bridge City Walmart is the only Southeast Texas pharmacy on the list .

TEXAS, USA — Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are expanding their list of providers to offer COVID-19 vaccinations in more states.

The company recently added five states to the list, such as Delaware, Maryland, Indiana, Texas and the District of Columbia.

As of Wednesday, the Bridge City Walmart is the only Southeast Texas pharmacy on the list. The state vaccine tracker shows the store received 100 doses on Sunday.

Here are the following locations that will offer the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas.

  • Bridge City            795 Texas Ave, 77611                                           
  • Mansfield              930 N Walnut Creek Dr Ste 800, 76063        
  • Lancaster             150 N Interstate 35 E, 75146                               
  • Big Spring            201 W Marcy Drive, 79720                                       
  • Bastrop                488 Highway 71 W, 78602                                     
  • Terrell                  1900 W Moore Ave, 75160    

The company says the vaccines are not for the general public but for state-designated priority groups. 

Anyone wanting to schedule an appointment at one of the companies is encouraged to visit the Texas Department of Health Services website

Walmart and Sam’s Club are expecting to launch an online scheduler next week, so those eligible can sign up directly from their website.

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Coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus can be similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include a fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80 percent of the cases there were mild.

But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.

The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.

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Human coronaviruses are usually spread through...

  • The air by coughing or sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

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Help stop the spread of coronavirus 

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Eat and sleep separately from your family members
  • Use different utensils and dishes
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hand.
  • If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash

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Lower your risk

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.

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