On Monday, August 27, 2,700 Walmart stores across the U.S. will begin offering vaccinations for a variety of infectious diseases, including hepatitis A and hepatitis B, according to the Wall Street Journal.  The retailer joins other chain stores offering health care services, including CVS Caremark and Wallgreens, in extending its vaccination program to include more than just influenza and pneumonia prevention. ““The goal is to take advantage of the fact these individuals are in our stores shopping for groceries every day,” said John Agwunobi, MD, Walmart’s president of health and wellness, and a former U.S. assistant secretary for health. “We want our customers to begin to see us as a destination not just for nutrition but for preventive health care.”

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