People trying to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination through Walmart were met with an apology Wednesday morning.
“Sorry... Walmart pharmacies in this location do not administer COVID-19 vaccines yet. Please enter a different location or try again later,” the website said regardless of which zip code, city or state was entered into the tool designed to help one find a participating Walmart pharmacy.
The company later released a statement.
“The Walmart scheduling system is currently experiencing technical difficulties following a surge of appointments. Our team is working to resolve the matter to have the scheduler back online as soon as possible.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that 119 locations of the big box chain, along with its sister franchise Sam’s Club, would be offering vaccinations in 34 Florida counties starting on Friday. Appointments must be made entirely online at walmart.com/covid or samsclub.com/covid.