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Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:05 PM

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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Reply Walmart really sucks! Went to my Covid vaccine appointment today. (Original post)
Ziggysmom Mar 31 OP
SheltieLover Mar 31 #1
CountAllVotes Mar 31 #2
onecaliberal Mar 31 #3
CountAllVotes Mar 31 #6
onecaliberal Mar 31 #10
CountAllVotes Apr 1 #22
onecaliberal Apr 1 #26
MLAA Mar 31 #14
MFM008 Mar 31 #15
multigraincracker Mar 31 #4
chillfactor Mar 31 #5
Grasswire2 Mar 31 #7
Blue_true Mar 31 #18
mobeau69 Apr 1 #23
Blue_true Apr 1 #25
LisaL Apr 1 #29
Blue_true Apr 1 #30
Liberty Belle Mar 31 #8
ecstatic Mar 31 #9
Blue_true Mar 31 #19
rickyhall Mar 31 #11
Patterson Mar 31 #16
Elwood P Dowd Apr 1 #21
obnoxiousdrunk Mar 31 #12
mobeau69 Apr 1 #24
MFM008 Mar 31 #13
Baked Potato Mar 31 #17
Blue_true Mar 31 #20
USALiberal Apr 1 #27
Demovictory9 Apr 1 #28
secondwind May 28 #31
secondwind May 28 #32

Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:07 PM

1. WTH???



So sorry to hear.

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:14 PM

2. UGH

How disgusting and greedy!

I hate hate hate Walmart!

I hope you can get vaccinated soon!!!!!



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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:14 PM

3. I'm sorry that happened to you. Check Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid. They're all giving vaccines. They

Are free if you don’t have insurance.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:20 PM

6. I heard Safeway was doing vaccines

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



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:39 PM

10. That's great. Give it a whirl.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 12:12 AM

22. I think I have an appt. for the 2nd shot already

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

Did not even have to get out of the car.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 07:55 PM

26. Yay!!

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:01 PM

14. I get my second one there tomorrow!

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

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:01 PM

15. safeway. albertsons

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...

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:15 PM

4. Stay away from big chain stores.

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

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:15 PM

5. Thanks for the heads up!

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

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:30 PM

7. anticipated J&J might not be available..

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

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:40 PM

18. Pfizer also had millions of doses ruined at a vaccine maker that is

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).

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 12:21 AM

23. That's JNJ, not Pfizer.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 07:49 PM

25. I read an early story, I believe it said Pfizer and listed 15 million doses

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.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 08:33 PM

29. J&J, not Pfizer.

Pfizer is fine.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #29)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 09:01 PM

30. Yes, I pointed out my error in the post that you read. nt

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:34 PM

8. I hate Walmart, but this might not be totally their fault.

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.

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:36 PM

9. Honestly, my county seems to do a better job than the private locations

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.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:47 PM

19. The scale of what is being done has never been done in human history.

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.

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:56 PM

11. I got mine a Walmart March 22, Moderna, no problem at all, hardly felt it, it was great.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:06 PM

16. Same here. Both shots were a piece of cake.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 12:08 AM

21. So did I, March 22 Moderna.

No issues. First time I've set foot in Walmart in almost a year.

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:57 PM

12. I think it

is a J&J error. They had some kind of processing error.

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Response to obnoxiousdrunk (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 12:22 AM

24. Correct.

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:59 PM

13. i set up my brothers first vaccine

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...

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:12 PM

17. Try Walgreens if you can. It was quick and professional for us.

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.

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:54 PM

20. The CVS location that I got the first shot at was slower, due to having only

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.

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 08:02 PM

27. lighten up! There are a lot of moving parts. nt

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 08:03 PM

28. too bad.

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Response to Ziggysmom (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 02:52 PM

31. I got Pfizered in Miami a few days ago. Everywhere I went

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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