Wal-Mart Sells Out…

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…but I don’t mean that in a good way:

Wal-Mart weighs role in U.S. H1N1 vaccination plans

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is discussing with U.S. health officials the possibility of putting vaccination sites at some of its stores for an H1N1 swine flu inoculation campaign this fall, a company official said on Thursday.

“We are in discussions with CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and others in local and state departments to see what role we might play,” Agwunobi said. “It might be we are a site. It may be help with logistics and with supply chain.”

U.S. health advisers have said about half the U.S. population should [emphasis mine] be vaccinated against H1N1 influenza. Up to 160 million doses of flu vaccine will be available for the start of the campaign in mid-October.

[Thanks to Chris Ciancio]

11:31 am on August 1, 2009