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Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Proud to be family owned and operated, we operate almost 80 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees. Big Y has been named a 2015 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D'Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a "Y".

Big Y in the News contains excerpts from press releases that have been sent to local media.

Got Flu Shots?

SPRINGFIELD, MA (September 12, 2017)

In anticipation of another year of strong interest amongst their customers, Big Y World Class Markets are offering walk-in flu shots in all of their 39 pharmacies this year. As in years' past, flu shots are available at all pharmacy locations with no appointment needed. Big Y pharmacists have been administering flu shots since 2010 and have given over 35,000 shots since then. Big Y was the first supermarket in the region to offer flu shot clinics in their stores over 20 years ago. Since then, over 100,000 customers have received a flu shot at Big Y. To receive a flu shot:

  • Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans
  • Big Y customers must be 18 years of age or older
  • Cash price for trivalent vaccine is $25, quadrivalent vaccine is $30 and high dose vaccine is $60
  • Cash price is $15 for the trivalent vaccine for Senior Silver Savings Club members who are a part of the Prescription Savings Plan
  • Fee is payable by cash, credit card or check.
  • Must have a Big Y Silver Savings Club Card to pay by check, made payable to Big Y Foods, Inc.

In addition, all Big Y Pharmacy and Wellness Centers offer the following additional vaccinations. No prescription is necessary and no appointment necessary. Call or visit your local Big Y Pharmacy for details.

  • Zoster (Shingles): Must be 60 years of age or older and have no history of prior receipt of zoster vaccine
  • Pneumococcal (Pneumonia): Must be 19 years of age or older
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Whooping Cough): Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Hepatitis A: Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Hepatitis B: Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Meningococcal (meningitis): Must be 19 years of age or older