Pandemic Leadership

Keeping Canadians safe

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring unprecedented global disruption, and Walmart Canada associates, opticians and pharmacists are rising to the challenge. By ensuring access to essential goods and vaccines, we hold steadfast to one key priority: to keep Canadians safe.

We continued to transform our stores and operations to ensure safe access to affordable groceries and other essentials. We rapidly expanded online shopping and curbside pickup, hiring thousands of associates along the way.

Once COVID-19 vaccines became available in early 2021, Walmart Canada responded quickly to adapt our pharmacies to offer fast and convenient immunizations for our associates and communities across Canada.

33,000+

associates and their family members have been vaccinated for COVID-19 at our staff clinics

Closeup of a vial of COVID-19 vaccine / Gros plan d'un flacon de vaccin COVID-19
A Walmart Pharmacist explains a product to a customer. / Un pharmacien Walmart explique un produit à un client.

10,000+

The most COVID-19 vaccinations administered in a single store,
at 3045 Kitchener, Ont.

Pharmacy Milestones

A Walmart Canada pharmacist gives a vaccine shot to a customer / Une pharmacienne de Walmart Canada fait vacciner un client

500,000

vaccination appointments have
been scheduled using our new online tool

Walmart Canada Pharmacist / pharmacienne

150,000+

Number of flu vaccinations administered by Walmart pharmacists and pharmacists affiliated with Accès pharma chez Walmart

A Walmart Canada pharmacist holds a blood glucose monitor. / Un pharmacien de Walmart Canada tient un glucomètre.

1,400+

Number of free diabetes screenings provided by Walmart pharmacists on
World Diabetes Day

400

Average number of patients seen by Walmart opticians every day in our Vision Centres, which now offer free adjustments and minor repairs to eyeglasses even if they were purchased elsewhere

eyeglasses on a rack / lunettes sur une étagère