How to book COVID vaccine appointments at Walmart, Meijer, Kroger

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How to book COVID vaccine appointments at Walmart, Meijer, Kroger
How to book COVID vaccine appointments at Walmart, Meijer, Kroger

A new group of Hoosiers will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, including some teenagers.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced last week that COVID-19 vaccine eligibility would open to all Hoosiers 16 and older March 31, but there are special considerations for 16- and 17-year-olds who want to get signed up.

Only one of the three vaccines available has been authorized for use in individuals younger than 18, and minors will need to take extra steps to get vaccinated.

All vaccines across the state, including at these retailers, are free. Here’s how to sign up:

Walmart

At Walmart, you can schedule a vaccine appointment online. Before scheduling, you will need a Walmart account, which you can create on the same website. The interactive map shows locations offering vaccines, and Walmart advises recipients to “check back often for availability as the vaccine continues rolling out to more stores.”

Meijer

To receive a vaccine at a Meijer clinic, you can sign up online. You can also register by texting “COVID” to 75049 or by calling your local Meijer. Once registered, Meijer will send you a invitation link with available dates and times. If you have already received your first dose, you will need to contact your pharmacy directly to schedule the second dose.

Kroger

Kroger pharmacies and clinics in Indiana are dedicating one hour of each day exclusively to administer COVID-19 vaccines. You can check appointment availability here. On the website, a virtual assessment tool will ask you questions to confirm your eligibility. Once confirmed, you will be taken to a scheduling page where you can select locations and dates.

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