Your health and safety are our top priority
Sam’s Club offers the COVID-19 vaccine whether you’re a member or not, at no cost to you*. Availability and eligibility depend on your state. If eligible, you can make an appointment to receive the vaccine from our pharmacy. If you’re not a member, you can create a free guest account.
Sam's Club will administer the vaccine once Sam's Club is allocated doses to people who are eligible as determined by federal and state governments.
Timing will depend on when we receive an allocation from the federal and state government as well as phased eligibility. It is difficult to forecast when we will receive the vaccines. Clubs will receive the vaccine at different times in different locations.
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) provides guidance to assist states as they prioritize vaccine distribution. The ACIP makes the recommendation that states can choose to follow or determine their own priorities for patient eligibility.
You can find your state’s current health department recommendations on the state lookup map here
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration decides to authorize vaccines based on the safety and efficacy of each vaccine. The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, and shipments of the vaccine are being sent to states. You can find more information from the FDA on the COVID-19 vaccine here.
We will offer only FDA-authorized vaccines allocated by the government.
In addition to the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) immunization training, all of our pharmacists will receive specific training on the vaccines they are administering.
We will administer as much vaccine as the state allocates to our pharmacies. Vaccine allocation and eligibility decisions are determined by the state or local government.
Yes, all vaccines are being provided by the federal government or allocated from state supply.
The federal government is providing the vaccine at no cost.
We are rolling out the vaccine to select clubs as they are approved by state and federal governments, and your local club may not yet have been selected to administer the vaccine. The locations are determined by the state and federal government to administer to specific populations as determined by the state. The availability of vaccines will continue to change, so we appreciate your patience and please continue to check back.
Please bring both your pharmacy and medical health care insurance card if they are different. Some health plans pay for the COVID-19 administration fee through the health benefit and some pay through the pharmacy benefit. Customers may also need to bring eligibility documentation as required for their state, signifying they are in the current priority group.
The Federal government is providing the vaccine at no cost. In accordance with federal guidelines, Sam's Club, like most other providers, is billing applicable insurers / government plans for the administration of the vaccine only, not the actual vaccine.
Most commercial health insurance plans and Medicare, and Medicaid must provide coverage of the administration fee for the COVID-19 vaccine. For those without insurance, Sam's Club will submit for reimbursement for the administration of the vaccine under the Provider Relief Fund. Sam's Club will not bill you for the vaccine, any portion of the administration fee, or anything else associated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccines will be allocated by the states; pharmacies will not have control over which vaccines are in stock.
Customers will receive the vaccine that has been allocated and is within the FDA authorization. Moderna is authorized for 18 and older, and Pfizer is authorized for 16 and older.
Check with your state’s department of health for how the process is working in your state. Otherwise, check with a Sam's Club pharmacist for more information.
No, but you must meet the state’s eligibility guidelines. Check with your state’s department of health to see if you qualify for the vaccine.
*Sam's Club may bill an administration fee to your insurer, health plan or an uninsured fund, but will not impose a charge to you.