Written and medically reviewed by Dorcas Morak, Pharm.DYou can now schedule your COVID-19 vaccine and booster appointment at a Walmart in a few simple steps. Walmart has partnered with local, state, and federal programs to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Follow this guide to schedule an appointment at Walmart near you and learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.
How can I schedule an appointment for Walmart's COVID-19 vaccine?
- Book Walmart COVID-19 vaccine appointments online at select locations. Note that you can only schedule vaccine appointments online; you cannot schedule at individual Walmart pharmacy locations.
- Walmart recommends you check their official website for updates on the vaccine and when more COVID-19 vaccines will be available.
- Walmart advises you to look for answers to eligibility questions online as individual Walmart pharmacies cannot provide eligibility information.
- Check Walmart's COVID-19 Resource Center for more information.
Which COVID-19 vaccines are approved for the primary series in the United States?
The CDC recommends four COVID-19 vaccines for the primary series in the United States: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen, and the Novavax vaccine.
Who is eligible for the 1st booster?
Walmart offers the COVID-19 booster for individuals 5 years and older who have completed their primary series.
Who is eligible for the 2nd booster?
You are eligible for a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if you:
- are 50 years or older
- are 12 years or older and moderately or severely immunocompromised
- have received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine as your 1st primary and 1st booster dose
When should I get the COVID-19 vaccine booster?
Your age and when you got your primary series will determine when you should receive the COVID-19 booster dose.
For Adults 18 and Up
If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna covid-19 vaccine as your primary series, the criteria for the booster doses are as follows:
1st Booster: CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:
- at least 5 months after the primary series for most people
- at least 3 months after the primary series for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
2nd Booster: You can opt to get a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st Booster if you are:
- 50 or older
- moderately or severely immunocompromised
If you received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine as the primary series, the criteria for the booster doses are as follows:
1st Booster: The CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:
- at least 2 months after the primary series for most people
- at least 2 months after the additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for moderately or severely immunocompromised people
2nd Booster: You can opt to get a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster if you:
- received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both your primary dose and 1st booster
- are 50 or older
- are moderately or severely immunocompromised
For Children and Teens Ages 12–17
The eligibility criteria for children in this age group who took Pfizer-BioNTech are:
1st Booster: CDC recommends a booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine:
- at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
- at least 3 months after the primary series for moderately or severely compromised children and teens
2nd Booster: You can receive a second booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st Booster if you are moderately and severely immunocompromised.
For Children Ages 5–11
Pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose may be given to children ages 5 – 11 who:
- have completed a primary course of vaccination three or more months ago and
- are severely immunocompromised
- have complex/multiple health conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19
What is the difference between the monovalent and bivalent COVID-19 vaccines?
A monovalent vaccine contains mRNA components from only the original strain of SARS-CoV-2, while a bivalent vaccine contains mRNA components from two virus strains. As a result, bivalent gives more comprehensive protection against multiple strains of COVID-19.
Who is eligible for the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine?
The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for use in children aged 5 – 11 years. A bivalent COVID-19 booster is recommended as:
- a single booster dose of bivalent Moderna vaccines for people 18 and up
- a single booster dose of bivalent Pfizer vaccine for people 12 and up
- a single booster dose at least two months after completing the primary series or receiving a booster
If you need assistance scheduling your booster dose, contact the facility that helped you set up your initial vaccine appointment. Alternatively, you can use these CDC resources to find a vaccine provider near you.
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