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Big Y in the News
Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates 84 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 70 supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 13 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with almost 12,000 employees. Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as 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.
Big Y’s 2nd Big Vax Week
Big Y’s vaccination Location
SPRINGFIELD, MA [September 21, 2022] – From September 26 until October 1, every Big Y Market location will hold an on-site multi vaccine clinic for all customers, employees and their families (check local stores for specific dates and times). All stores will offer seasonal flu, high dose flu and COVID-19 vaccines including the updated COVID-19 booster. Stores with an on-site pharmacy also offer a variety of additional vaccines including Pneumococccal (pneumonia) Shingrix (shingles), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis), Hepatitis A and B, Meningococcal (Meningitis) , MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella), Guardasil (HPV). Vaccines are administered to eligible adults and children ages 5 and older based upon product availability. Further details are available on bigy.com where each location’s specific times are listed. No appointments are necessary.
This second community wide event spans every one of Big Y’s 72 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Patients who receive a seasonal flu or COVID-19 vaccine from their pharmacist or trained pharmacy technician at any one of the clinics or pharmacy locations will receive a Big Y Coupon for $5 off of a $25 grocery purchase. Each location will have other giveaways as well.
Big Y’s vaccination program continues to grow. Over the past year alone, they’ve administered 100,000 doses of various vaccines. For those who might be interested, CDC guidance states that it is acceptable to receive 2 or more of these different vaccines at the same time making it more convenient for all.
In addition to a full array of prescriptions, consultation and pharmacy services, Big Y’s pharmacy team has been administering vaccines for many years. They’ve held clinics at schools, senior centers, manufacturing facilities, business offices, and worked with many city and State Departments of Public Health. Last year in Massachusetts, they were chosen to be the vaccination providers for schools in Springfield, schools and clinics for the town of East Longmeadow, as well as Wilbraham and Hampden.
According to Big Y’s president and CEO, Charles L. D’Amour, “The safety and health of everyone in our region is so vitally important to us that we are excited to offer our 2nd Big Y Big Vax Week to everyone: our customers, employees and their families. Our professional pharmacy staff has been working hard to be able to provide this essential service in each of our neighborhoods at every one of our 72 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. This week-long event provides a convenient way for anyone to receive one of many vaccines to keep our community healthy. Big Y’s Big Vax Week is one more way we’ve been serving our community for over 86 years.”
Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with over 10,000 employees. Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as 2018 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".