Walmart dispensing COVID antiviral medication through federal program

Published 6:55 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2022

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Austin’s Walmart is one of 13 Walmarts and Sam’s Clubs in the State of Minnesota now selling COVID-19 antiviral medications Paxlovid and Molnupiravir in Minnesota through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Therapeutics Program.

Select Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are receiving limited supplies of the COVID-19 antiviral medication. The medication is only available with a prescription from a healthcare provider.

Walmarts in Albert Lea and Rochester are also on the list of stores.

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Customers and healthcare providers can go to and use the store locator to find their nearest store or club that is carrying this medication to send the electronic prescription. Since the COVID-19 antiviral medications are prescribed to those with COVID-19, it will only be available at Walmart and Sam’s Club by curbside pickup or via drive-thru pharmacy windows.