As of Wednesday, Walmart added three new groups of people to its vaccine eligibility list: Those who work in K-12 schools and are 50 and over, sworn law enforcement officers 50 and older and firefighters 50 and older.
The change came after Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded vaccine eligibility Tuesday to these three groups and to people under 65 deemed medically vulnerable by a physician.
In early February, Walmart accidentally administered vaccines to Florida residents under 65 with health conditions that made them at risk for severe COVID complications. It honored vaccines to the people who were able to sign-up when the option was briefly available.
But it does not administer the vaccine to those at-risk with various medical conditions.
In addition to the new groups, Walmart administers vaccines to five other groups of people: Those 50 and over; healthcare workers; emergency medical service workers; long-term care facility residents and staff; and health care personnel with direct patient contact.