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The Fulton Walmart is not yet slated to provide COVID-19 vaccinations, but stores in Columbia, Jefferson City and Mexico will.

Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies are receiving limited supplies of vaccine doses from the federal government to begin distributing Friday.

Nearby stores distributing vaccines include:

Walmart, 3001 W. Broadway, Columbia

Walmart, 415 Conley Road, Columbia

Sam's Club, 101 Conley Road, Columbia

Walmart, 1201 Grindstone Parkway, Columbia

Walmart, 724 Stadium W. Blvd., Jefferson City

Walmart, 4820 S. Clark St., Mexico

Customers can make vaccine appointments on the Walmart and Sam's Club websites. Vaccine allocation depends on state guidelines.

Missouri is currently vaccination those in Phase 1A, Phase 1B - Tier 1 and Phase 1B - Tier 2. This includes long-term care facility residents and staff, patient-facing health care workers, first responders and emergency workers and high-risk individuals.

High-risk individuals include anyone 65 and older, as well as adults with cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart conditions, weakened immune system due to organ transplant, severe obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus, as well as those with intellectual or developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome.

For those trying to figure out which phase or tier applies to them, the state announced Monday the launch of a secure registry tool.

Using the Missouri Vaccine Navigator, available at
hcovidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/, residents can complete a questionnaire to determine eligibility. The COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 has staff available to help those with internet accessibility issues register.

Those who register will be alerted when they become eligible. They will then be able to seek vaccination from their health care provider or view mass vaccination events in their area.

"Although vaccine supply nationwide is still quite limited, this registration process will help connect Missourians with more avenues to receive a vaccine," Gov. Mike Parson said. "This will not only provide support for Missouri citizens but also help our team determine where the greatest demands for vaccines exist throughout the state."

The system will also inform individuals when to schedule a second dose of the vaccine.

"A crucial part of this process is for people to follow up for the second dose in order for them to be fully vaccinated and protected against COVID-19," Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. Randall Williams said.

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