BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Following news that Walmart stores in the Birmingham area were not initially part of the company’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccine sites, 16 stores in the metro area have since been added to the list.
Last week, it was announced that Walmart and Sam’s Club would be distributing up to 14,000 vaccine doses per week at locations statewide. However, none of these locations were in the Birmingham area.
According to a statement by the Birmingham City Council, Councilor Hunter Williams met with Walmart officials on Monday to discuss the lack of Birmingham locations in the company’s distribution plan.
“My colleagues and I on the Council, along with Mayor Woodfin’s administration, have been committed to finding resources and making them available to our residents over the course of this crisis,” Williams said in the statement. “I’d like to thank them for these continued efforts on behalf of our residents.”
UAB Hospital has vaccination sites at its hospital, the Hoover Met and Parker High School that serve the community by appointment only.
“Walmart is a name brand that’s recognized in almost every American household,” Williams said. “They are doing everything that they can to maximize their ability to get vaccines to underserved areas that might otherwise have slipped through the cracks. I cannot stress how thankful I am that Walmart was willing to come to the table and immediately recognize the importance of making sure there are locations in the Birmingham metro area helping serve our residents.”
Jefferson County residents can sign up starting this week on Walmart’s website. The Birmingham-area Walmart and Sam’s Club locations offering the vaccine are listed below:
- 9248 Parkway E, Birmingham, AL 35206
- 2780 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
- 209 Lakeshore Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209
- 1600 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35210
- 3320 Lorna Rd, Hoover, AL 35216
- 312 Palisades Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35209
- 1300 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
- 3053 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
- 201 Lakeshore Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209
- 750 Academy Dr, Bessemer, AL 35022
- 890 Odum Rd, Gardendale, AL 35071
- 5919 Trussville Crossings Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35235
- 1007 Red Farmer Dr, Hueytown, AL 35023
- 5940 Trussville Crossings Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35235
- 2473 Hackworth Rd, Birmingham, AL 35214
- 1916 Center Point Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35215
Over the next several weeks, vaccines at these locations will start to roll out store by store. The first appointments are slated to be available by next week, depending on supply. See Alabama’s vaccination progress here.