Walmart to host free health screening event at Columbia area stores

Columbia area Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday, Jan. 20. This free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including:

Blood glucose
Blood pressure
Body mass index
Low-cost immunizations

New this year, Walmart is introducing a virtual reality experience in select stores to assist with smoking cessation. According to the CDC, approximately 20% of adults in South Carolina smoke cigarettes regularly. This free resource is intended to be a step toward quitting tobacco.

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Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company has provided more than 1.7 million free screenings and 225,000 immunizations to people across the country, helping countless customers uncover existing health problems. For some, the screenings have been life-saving. Hundreds of thousands of Americans turn out for each Walmart Wellness Day event, making it America’s largest single day health fair event.

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Media is invited in store to capture an interview with a store spokesperson and customers, alongside photos and b-roll of the event.

Where: Columbia area Walmart Stores

When: Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

NOTE: All Columbia Supercenter locations will have the screenings plus the virtual reality smoking cessation. (The neighborhood market stores on Old Barnwell Road and Bush River Road will have the screenings without virtual reality program.)