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COVID-19 Vaccine CT & MA Distribution FAQs

Big Y Pharmacies offer COVID-19 Vaccines for ages 18+ in all of our Connecticut and Massachusetts pharmacy locations. Walk-ins and scheduled appointments are both accepted.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, we are offering COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to shoppers.

At this time, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are only approved for those age 18 and older.   Anyone under the age of 18 scheduled for an appointment will be cancelled.

For more details please refer to Frequently Asked Questions.


Make an Appointment for a Vaccination In Our Pharmacy

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

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Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose or Moderna 2-Dose Series

Danielson, CT -  BIG Y PLAZA
70 Wauregan Rd.
Danielson, CT 06239

Date: Wednesday May 12, 2021
Time: 2 pm - 7 pm

Inside the former Family Dollar locaton

Note this is NOT the supermarket pharmacy location.


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Walk-Ins Accepted at our Clinics Based on Vaccine Availability

Due to shipping delays, no further appointments are being taken for these locations at this time

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


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We'll fill your prescriptions while you shop! For new prescriptions, refills or transfers - it's quick and easy at The Big Y Pharmacy

Just bring in your prescription or container and we will do the rest.

Big Y COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Big Y is part of the federal program to receive the vaccines from the CDC.

No, a Big Y Membership or a myBigY account is not required to schedule an appointment.

Our Big Y pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and pharmacy technicians will administer the COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with state law and federal guidance.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

For additional questions and facts visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html 

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 minutes after your dose is administered.

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