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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.

Latest Update:

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. 

Click HERE for more information from the CDC.



Make an Appointment for a Vaccination In Our Pharmacy

Note: Age Restrictions Apply.
The supported browsers for making appointments are: Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge (Safari and Internet Explorer are not supported)

Vaccine product offered varies by date and location. Make sure to select desired product at time of appointment.

To receive confirmation, reminders, and any cancellation messages, patients will need to opt-in to receive text messages.
No other reminders will be sent.

Save time and fill out your Patient Informed Consent Form ahead of time

If your child is 5 to 15 years old and getting a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, the COVID-19 Parental Consent will need to be filled out in addition.

Eligibility Timeline Requirements:

Looking for more information on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, boosters, immunocompromised patient series, and more?

Click Here for more details from the CDC

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

The updated COVID-19 vaccine targets the monovalent variant xbb1.5, one of the most current widespread variants of COVID-19.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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