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Walmart hosts first "Walmart Wellness Day" of the year in Lynchburg

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Lynchburg Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday.

This free health screening event that is taking place on January 20th provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including:

  • Blood glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index
  • Low-cost immunizations
  • Free vision screenings (in select locations only)

This year, Walmart is introducing a new virtual reality experience in select stores to assist with smoking cessation. Approximately 15% of adults in Virginia smoke cigarettes regularly, according to the CDC. This free resource is intended to be a step towards quitting tobacco.

Since its Walmart's first Wellness Day event, the company has provided more than 1.7 million free screenings and 225,000 immunizations to people across the country, helping countless customers uncover existing health problems.

The event starts at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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