Wal-Mart is in talks with the federal government to use its stores as vaccination sites against the H1N1 virus. Jokes aside about rolling back prices, this makes so much sense, it's difficult to believe it could actually happen.

I've seen flu vaccination sites in some of the darndest places including airports and office lobbies. I've gotten seasonal flu vaccinations at my former place of business, an alderman's office and once, a cocktail party hosted by Walgreens to open a new clinic.

Mass market retailers, particularly those with a pharmacy, are pretty common places for consumers to go for vaccinations. So why is Wal-Mart's possible involvement in providing H1N1 vaccinations a big deal?

According to this report, only 15% of kids get all their recommended shots. With the possibility of and H1N1 pandemic this winter, the CDC hopes to get nearly 160,000 million people vaccinated. Wal-Mart boasts 140 million customers each week at nearly 4,000 stores, bringing the CDC a lot closer to the people who need the shots.
According to this report, According to this report, only 15% of kids get all their recommended shots. With the possibility of and H1N1 pandemic this winter, the CDC hopes to get nearly 160,000 million people vaccinated.

Wal-Mart boasts 140 million customers each week at nearly 4,000 stores, bringing the CDC a lot closer to the people who need the shots.

Now let's see who can spin this into another "Wal-Mart is ruining America" story.only 15% of kids get all their recommended shots. With the possibility of and H1N1 pandemic this winter, the CDC hopes to get nearly 160,000 million people vaccinated.

Wal-Mart boasts 140 million customers each week at nearly 4,000 stores, bringing the CDC a lot closer to the people who need the shots.

Now let's see who can spin this into another "Wal-Mart is ruining America" story.
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