Covid-19 vaccines are in high demand and available by appointment only.
All appointments must be made online by clicking the 'Check Appointment Availability' button below.
Book your appointments below. Vaccine is in short supply and appointment availability will vary daily.
If appointments are full, check back daily for updated appointments and new clinics.
If you need assistance making an appointment, please call the state-sponsored 2-1-1 hotline.
Our Connecticut stores do not currently have vaccine and are not accepting appointments at this time.
COVID-19 Vaccine CT & MA Distribution FAQs
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Big Y Pharmacy is proud to offer the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, we will be offering COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to shoppers.
Our pharmacy and dedicated staff have been here for you, providing COVID-19 related services and counseling since the beginning, and we will continue to be here for you by providing safe access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
This is consistent with our commitment to being a trusted resource for the community. Big Y Pharmacy is your one place for all your health and wellness needs, including immunizations, immune boosting vitamins, supplements and food items, as well as household and personal cleaning and sanitizing products.
We look forward to serving you in our safe store environment
Recently Gov. Baker stated that caregivers accompanying an eligible person to a COVID vaccine appointment can also be vaccinated. However, this only pertains to mass vaccination clinics and the caregiver would also need to have an appointment.
From the Mass.gov website:
"Individuals accompanying a 75+ resident to their vaccination appointment at 1 of 4 mass vaccination locations can make an appointment to also be vaccinated at the same location on the same day."
The mass vaccination sites currently operating in the state are located at Eastfield Mall, Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park and Danvers.
Caregivers are not eligible to receive the vaccine at our stores or off site clinics unless they meet another criteria.
ONE DAY COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS
More Clinics Coming Soon.
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EAST LONGMEADOW, MA - BIG Y PLAZA
(previous Staples location)
443 North Main St
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
East Longmeadow Big Y Plaza (previous Staples location)
Note this is NOT the East Longmeadow Big Y store location.
SEARCH USING ZIP CODE 01028 OR STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS WHEN SCHEDULING
Date: Thursday February 25, 2021
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
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What to Expect the Day of your Appointment:
Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment
Bring your insurance card with you if you have insurance
If you have Medicare: Bring Medicare Part B card
If you have Commercial Insurance: Bring your Prescription and Medical Cards
All vaccines are covered at no cost to you, regardless of insurance coverage
You will be required to wait 15 min after your dose is administered.
Big Y COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Will Big Y Pharmacies offer the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, Big Y is part of the federal program to receive the vaccines from the CDC.
Do I need a Big Y Membership or a myBigY account to make an appointment?
No, a Big Y Membership or a myBigY account is not required to schedule an appointment.
Who will administer the vaccine?
Our Big Y pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and pharmacy technicians will administer the COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with state law and federal guidance.
How can I make an appointment?
Go to https://www.bigy.com/Pharmacy/covid19-vaccine-faq and follow the directions under "Make An Appointment" to see if you qualify for a vaccine and what appointments are available. Currently, Massachusetts stores are taking appointments. Connecticut stores do not have appointments available at this time.
How do I check if I made an appointment?
During the appointment booking process, if you got a confirmation number, you have successfully booked an appointment. It is important to WRITE down your appointment location, phone number, date, time, and confirmation number before closing the Big Y Immunization Scheduler window. You can call the site you booked the appointment if needed to confirm the appointment. Make sure to check off "Opt in for SMS Messaging" and add in a cell phone number. The system will text your confirmation information to that number once the appointment is booked. Confirmation is NOT sent via email, only via text message.
How do I get notified of an appointment?
Notification of an appointment will be sent via text message if you opted into SMS messaging and provided a cell phone number. A reminder notification will be sent to that same number 1 day prior to your appointment. If you did not enter a cell phone number and opt in for messaging, there is no confirmation or reminder sent. If you got a confirmation number, you have successfully booked an appointment. You can call the site you booked the appointment if needed to confirm the appointment.
How do I get notified of updates to eligibility and vaccine availability?
Notification of future updates to eligibility and vaccine availability will be sent out via email if you subscribe to receive the Big Y eNewsletter. To subscribe, log in to your myBigY digital account at bigy.com or via the myBigY app and click on myAccount. Here you can edit your communication preferences to receive the Big Y eNewsletter. Don't have myBigYDigital Account? Get One Here! (link to bigy.com). Visit the website regularly to check for additional appointments and openings throughout the week to check if you qualify.
How do I check to see if I qualify?
To see if you qualify, click to Make an Appointment, select your state, and review the "Attestation of Eligibility" to see if you fit the listed eligibility groups. Alternatively, you can click on one of the links below to find out what phase and group your state is currently vaccinating: Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccinations Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine-in-massachusetts
Do I have to wear a mask to get the vaccine at Big Y?
Yes, Big Y customers are required to wear cloth face coverings/masks in accordance with state or local regulations while shopping with us. The CDC recommends that during the pandemic people wear a mask when receiving any vaccine, including a COVID-19 vaccine.
For additional questions and facts visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
Steps We've Taken to Keep You Safe
We are working hard to protect you and your health. Our stores have adapted quickly to create a clean and safe environment for you. Our pharmacists are also taking additional steps to keep you safe:
- Screening for COVID-19 symptoms before providing immunizations
- Providing an Online Consent & Release Form to streamline vaccine processing and reduce the number of patients in the waiting area
- Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), including face shields, for all pharmacy associates
- Practicing hand hygiene before and after immunizations, including changing gloves between patients
- Monitoring COVID transmission and prevalence in the local area to adapt PPE requirements if necessary
- Maintaining social distancing before and after the immunization