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Big Y Pharmacies are offering the updated COVID-19 vaccines for ages 12 years and up!
Schedule your updated COVID-19 vaccine with Big Y. FREE with most insurances.
Book using our online scheduler below.
The CDC has recommended everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
Patients will be asked to attest to being eligible for your booster dose at time of your visit.
Big Y COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
What is the updated COVID-19 vaccine?
The updated COVID-19 vaccine targets the monovalent variant xbb1.5, one of the most current widespread variants of COVID-19.
When can I get a updated vaccine?
Everyone ages 5 and older is recommended to receive a single dose of the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine should be at least 2 months from any previous COVID-19 dose.
Is the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine free without insurance?
Patients who have no insurance or are underinsured can sign-up for the bridge program here. Patients can then bring this voucher to any of our Big Y Pharmacy locations to receive the updated COVID-19 vaccine free of charge.
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.
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.
Are there age restrictions for the COVID-19 vaccines at Big Y?
Yes. We currently only carry the updated COVID-19 vaccine for patients 12 years and older.
For additional questions and facts visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html