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Ziggysmom

(3,474 posts)
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:05 PM Mar 2021

Walmart really sucks! Went to my Covid vaccine appointment today.

Last edited Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:29 PM - Edit history (1)

Had their confirmation email for the appointment I made a week ago, it even specified it would be for Pfizer vaccine. Took time off work for a 2:00 appointment slot, checked in at the pharmacy and then they told me there was a scheduling error and no vaccine was available! There were several other folks waiting to check in after me, too.
The pharmacist told me he could schedule me for the following Wednesday for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
They had my name, address, phone number, email and even insurance information.
Why the hell couldn’t they call and tell me there was no vaccine that day??
They wanted people to come in anyway hoping we’d buy some crap in their shitty ass store!

I had not been to Walmart in years, gave them a chance and they failed again. NEVER AGAIN!

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Walmart really sucks! Went to my Covid vaccine appointment today. (Original Post) Ziggysmom Mar 2021 OP
WTH??? SheltieLover Mar 2021 #1
UGH CountAllVotes Mar 2021 #2
I'm sorry that happened to you. Check Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid. They're all giving vaccines. They onecaliberal Mar 2021 #3
I heard Safeway was doing vaccines CountAllVotes Mar 2021 #6
That's great. Give it a whirl. onecaliberal Mar 2021 #10
I think I have an appt. for the 2nd shot already CountAllVotes Apr 2021 #22
Yay!! onecaliberal Apr 2021 #26
I get my second one there tomorrow! MLAA Mar 2021 #14
safeway. albertsons MFM008 Mar 2021 #15
Stay away from big chain stores. multigraincracker Mar 2021 #4
Thanks for the heads up! chillfactor Mar 2021 #5
anticipated J&J might not be available.. Grasswire2 Mar 2021 #7
Pfizer also had millions of doses ruined at a vaccine maker that is Blue_true Mar 2021 #18
That's JNJ, not Pfizer. mobeau69 Apr 2021 #23
I read an early story, I believe it said Pfizer and listed 15 million doses Blue_true Apr 2021 #25
J&J, not Pfizer. LisaL Apr 2021 #29
Yes, I pointed out my error in the post that you read. nt Blue_true Apr 2021 #30
I hate Walmart, but this might not be totally their fault. Liberty Belle Mar 2021 #8
Honestly, my county seems to do a better job than the private locations ecstatic Mar 2021 #9
The scale of what is being done has never been done in human history. Blue_true Mar 2021 #19
I got mine a Walmart March 22, Moderna, no problem at all, hardly felt it, it was great. rickyhall Mar 2021 #11
Same here. Both shots were a piece of cake. Patterson Mar 2021 #16
So did I, March 22 Moderna. Elwood P Dowd Apr 2021 #21
I think it obnoxiousdrunk Mar 2021 #12
Correct. mobeau69 Apr 2021 #24
i set up my brothers first vaccine MFM008 Mar 2021 #13
Try Walgreens if you can. It was quick and professional for us. Baked Potato Mar 2021 #17
The CVS location that I got the first shot at was slower, due to having only Blue_true Mar 2021 #20
lighten up! There are a lot of moving parts. nt USALiberal Apr 2021 #27
too bad. Demovictory9 Apr 2021 #28
I got Pfizered in Miami a few days ago. Everywhere I went secondwind May 2021 #31
This message was self-deleted by its author secondwind May 2021 #32

onecaliberal

(34,067 posts)
3. I'm sorry that happened to you. Check Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid. They're all giving vaccines. They
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:14 PM
Mar 2021

Are free if you don’t have insurance.

CountAllVotes

(20,903 posts)
6. I heard Safeway was doing vaccines
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:20 PM
Mar 2021

I suppose this is the case as I saw it on the local news the other day.



CountAllVotes

(20,903 posts)
22. I think I have an appt. for the 2nd shot already
Thu Apr 1, 2021, 12:12 AM
Apr 2021

Same place the first place was at -- a drive-up!

Did not even have to get out of the car.

MLAA

(17,611 posts)
14. I get my second one there tomorrow!
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:01 PM
Mar 2021

They have a very small pharmacy. Got my first one there as well.

MFM008

(19,872 posts)
15. safeway. albertsons
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:01 PM
Mar 2021

fred meyer - walgreen, rite aid and SVC(scv) are all giving them out in Lakewood Wa area
even dentists office and my private doctor are doing it now...

multigraincracker

(33,151 posts)
4. Stay away from big chain stores.
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:15 PM
Mar 2021

I get great service from my local independent pharmacy. They seem to have been left out on these shots.

chillfactor

(7,614 posts)
5. Thanks for the heads up!
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:15 PM
Mar 2021

i have an appt at Walmart on the 12th. I will call to make sure they have the vaccine before I leave the house.

Grasswire2

(13,611 posts)
7. anticipated J&J might not be available..
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:30 PM
Mar 2021

...due to a processing error that ruined millions of doses, we hear today.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
18. Pfizer also had millions of doses ruined at a vaccine maker that is
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:40 PM
Mar 2021

contracting to do the Pfizer vaccine. It was a contamination issue (the reactors apparently had small remnants of the contractor’s own vaccine in them when the Pfizer vaccine processing was started).

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
25. I read an early story, I believe it said Pfizer and listed 15 million doses
Thu Apr 1, 2021, 07:49 PM
Apr 2021

as being affected. I could have mis-read, but I am fairly sure that I did not. But you are right, later articles clearly said J&J, including one that I read late last night that did not give a number for the amount of bad doses.

Liberty Belle

(9,574 posts)
8. I hate Walmart, but this might not be totally their fault.
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:34 PM
Mar 2021

In our area a lot of places had to reschedule vaccine appointments due to lack of supply a few times, though they should at least have notified you before you showed up.

Of course if an expected shipment simply didn't arrive and they lacked notice, there may not have been anything they could do.

ecstatic

(33,124 posts)
9. Honestly, my county seems to do a better job than the private locations
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:36 PM
Mar 2021

with regard to covid-testing and, I assume, vaccine appointments as well. I got tested at CVS today, it was very disorganized and a long wait.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
19. The scale of what is being done has never been done in human history.
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:47 PM
Mar 2021

What is being done now is the equivalent of fighting and winning WWII in three months. Getting 330 million people vaccinated in a few months is not easy, even with a competent President and team in place.

MFM008

(19,872 posts)
13. i set up my brothers first vaccine
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:59 PM
Mar 2021

at Safeway, he thought there would be a huge line....there was one other person, an older Asian-American
lady who told him she was afraid of it...he put her mind at rest.
They were in and out......
then he got hammered by side effects for 2 days .
To be fair he hadn't had a shot since he was 8 years old.......
he will get his second one...

Baked Potato

(7,733 posts)
17. Try Walgreens if you can. It was quick and professional for us.
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:12 PM
Mar 2021

We had to establish an account with them. It’s just your email and a password. Must do a separate account for each family member. You get a time and confirmation number.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
20. The CVS location that I got the first shot at was slower, due to having only
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:54 PM
Mar 2021

one person giving the shot and prepping vaccine for use. But their system overall was very smooth, a person to check you in, one to enter you in the queue, one to give the shot (could have used another, even two other people for this task), a person to check you out and another to monitor you for 15 minutes. If it wasn’t for the slowness of getting the actual shot, I would give it an A+, instead they didn’t have the right level of emphasis on the most critical step, so I give the company a B.

secondwind

(16,903 posts)
31. I got Pfizered in Miami a few days ago. Everywhere I went
Fri May 28, 2021, 02:52 PM
May 2021

there were signs up, at Walgreen’s, etc. to get shots. I went straight from the airport to a Walgreen’s. Hope it’s that easy again on June 10th.

What I’m saying is try your local drug stores, no appointment necessary. Good luck!!!👍🍀

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