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These Walmarts in Utah will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to seniors on Friday

Don’t try to walk in; appointments will be required for the limited number of vaccinations.

(Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Gretchen Leider, a Walmart vision center manager, gives Alice Collins a granola bar while she is under observation after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a Walmart in Chicago, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.

Seventeen Walmarts and one Sam’s Club in Utah will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, according to the company. But you’ll need to meet the state’s eligibility requirements and make an appointment online.

Under current state guidelines, residents ages 70 and over are eligible.

[Read more: How Utahns age 70 and older can get COVID-19 vaccine before a broader group is eligible starting March 1]

The 18 locations will have a limited supply of coronavirus vaccines, and will not be open to walk-in patients. To check availability and schedule an appointment, go to walmart.com/COVIDvaccine or samsclub.com/covid.

The Walmart stores that will begin inoculations on Friday are in American Fork, Cedar City, Ephraim, Logan, North Logan, Orem, Perry, Price, Richfield, Riverdale, Salt Lake City, South Jordan, Spanish Fork, Taylorsville, Vernal, Washington City and West Jordan. The one Sam’s Club location is in Logan.

Smith’s Food and Drug will also begin administering COVID-19 vaccines this week at 40 of its locations across Utah. The company has chosen to not release a list of those locations.

“I’m just concerned that would cause more confusion,” said Jaime Montuoro, Smith’s pharmacy director. “We already have some locations that are booked up.”

And, depending on how many vaccines Smith’s is allocated next week, she said, it may shift locations. “We just want people to check our website.”

Residents 70 and older can go to smithsfoodanddrug.com/i/coronavirus-update/vaccine to check if locations near them have appointments available.

[Read more: Do you have questions about who qualifies for a COVID-19 vaccine come March 1? We have answers.]

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