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Big Y Pharmacies are offering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5 years and up!

Schedule your FREE bivalent COVID-19 vaccine with Big Y.

Book using our online scheduler below.

Latest Update:

The CDC has announced the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine will now be used as the singular vaccination for all age groups. The previously authorized primary series doses for COVID-19 vaccines are no longer available.

Individuals who are 65 years of age and older or immunocompromised may receive an additional booster following their initial bivalent dose.

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

Minors under the age of 18 need the parent or guardian present or have the Patient Informed Consent Form signed by the parent or guardian in order to receive a vaccination.

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 bivalent vaccine targets Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, and the original strain of the COVID-19 virus, in a single shot.

A bivalent vaccine is recommended for individuals ages 5 or older to be up to date with the COVID-19 vaccination schedule, regardless if the primary series was previously completed.

The CDC recommends an additional bivalent vaccine dose for adults ages 65 years or older and additional doses for people who are immunocompromised. Individuals ages 5 years and older who have already received an updated mRNA vaccine do not need to take any action unless they are 65 years or older or immunocompromised.

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. Currently our pharmacy staff can vaccinate children ages 5 to 17 years old and all adults 18 years and older who meet the eligibility requirements. Children under 5 years of age CANNOT be vaccinated at our locations.

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