How to schedule your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
Updated July 21, 2022
UC Davis Health is offering two COVID-19 vaccines to protect you and your family:
Pfizer/BioNTech: Full FDA approval for ages 16 and older, with emergency-use authorization for ages 6 months through 15 years. It's given in two doses for ages 5 and older and three doses for ages 6 months through 4 years. Boosters are also approved for ages 5 and older.
Moderna: Full FDA approval for ages 18 and older, with emergency-use authorization for ages 6 months through 5 years. It's given in two doses. Boosters are also available for ages 18 and older.
You can schedule your primary series or booster vaccines at UC Davis Health. Scheduling is available through MyUCDavisHealth or California's centralized scheduling system MyTurn.ca.gov. UC Davis Health patients can also schedule an appointment by calling 916-703-5555 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Pfizer vaccine is approved for children ages 6 months to 17 years. Moderna's vaccine has also been approved only for children ages 6 months to 5 years. For those who are under 18 years old, they will need to have a parent or legal guardian provide consent for treatment at their appointment. UC Davis Health accepts written or verbal consent. It's also advised that anyone under age 18 have someone drive them to and from their appointment. With any vaccine, there's an increased risk of fainting for children ages 5 to 18, according to the CDC.
In keeping with our outpatient clinic policy, only one essential caregiver or loved one may accompany patients. Patients and essential caregivers must wear face masks at all times during their appointment.
Yes, UC Davis Health is offering booster shots or third doses for eligible groups based on FDA and CDC recommendations.
The FDA and CDC have also approved an additional (second) boosters for people ages 50 and older, as well as people ages 12 and older with compromised immune systems. UC Davis Health is scheduling appointments for this additional booster via MyUCDavisHealth.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your vaccine appointment, please call our Patient Contact Center at 916-703-5555. The office is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
COVID-19 vaccine second dose
You can schedule your or your child's second vaccine at UC Davis Health throughMyUCDavisHealthor the state of California's centralized scheduling systemMyTurn.ca.gov. UC Davis Health patients can also schedule an appointment by calling916-703-5555Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Even if you didn't get your first COVID-19 vaccine from UC Davis Health, you can still schedule your second dose with us.
Pfizer: People ages 5 and older who get the Pfizer vaccine should get their second COVID-19 vaccine 21 days after their first. Children ages 6 months through 4 years should have their first and second Pfizer doses separated by three to eight weeks, followed by a third dose at least eight weeks later.
Moderna: For people ages 18 and older who receive the Moderna vaccine, their second dose should be given 28 days later. Children ages 6 months through 5 years should have their first and second doses given four to eight weeks apart.
It's advised that you don't delay your second dose if at all possible. However, like with other vaccines, the second COVID-19 vaccination is a booster shot. There’s no indication that a delay in receiving the booster shot reduces effectiveness, but delaying your second dose will delay full protection.
However, people who receive their second COVID-19 vaccine at any time after the recommended date can be considered fully vaccinated.
Yes. UC Davis Health patients and non-patients can schedule their second COVID-19 vaccine with us even if the first dose was administered somewhere else in the U.S. If you received your first dose of either Pfizer or Moderna in another country, we can also administer your second COVID-19 vaccine dose.
To schedule your second COVID-19 vaccine, you can use the state of California's centralized scheduling systemMyTurn.ca.govorMyUCDavisHealth. UC Davis Health patients can also scheduled an appointment by calling916-703-5555Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Please remember to bring your CDC vaccination record card to your second appointment.
Additional COVID-19 vaccine information
Yes. The state of California has aDigital COVID-19 Vaccine Record portal. You just need to enter a few details ontheir websiteto get a link to a QR code and digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record. If you want to share your proof of vaccination, you can use either the electronic version from the portal or the card you were given at time of vaccination.
Patients withMyUCDavisHealthaccounts can also download a digital QR code containing certifiable COVID-19 vaccine or test result data. This is available on the MyUCDavisHealth app (be sure you have the most recent version of the app: version 9.7 or higher) and throughMyUCDavisHealth online. Here are steps to find your QR code:
Once you’re logged intoMyUCDavisHealth, click on “Menu” and scroll down to select “COVID-19” (located under the “My Record” section).
On this page, it will show vaccination and recent COVID-19 testing status. You will also see a button that says “QR codes” and a button to download a document (PDF) of your proof of vaccination.
If you are not seeing these buttons, please make sure your version of the app is up-to-date.
UC Davis Health clinical staff can print out a QR code for patients without a MyUCDavisHealth account.
The two-dose COVID-19 vaccines are made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. These vaccines include a fragment of the mRNA that encodes for a certain portion of the coronavirus' spike protein. When the vaccine is given to us, our cells make that protein – a fragment of it – and then our bodies build an immune response to the protein.
The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a DNA vaccine. However, it delivers the same product in the end as the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines. This new DNA vaccine allows the body to have an immune response against the spike protein, and ultimately, an immune response to infection.
Yes. COVID-19 vaccines are free to all Americans. However, vaccine providers can charge administration fees for giving the vaccine to people. Providers can get this fee reimbursed by a patient’s private or public insurance company. For those who are uninsured, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund can reimburse the provider.
Uninsured:Yes, you can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment without insurance. You will leave that field empty (or enter N/A) when scheduling your appointment. We may ask you some questions about your insurance coverage when you arrive, but this will not prevent you from being vaccinated.
Non-UC Davis Health insurance:Yes, you can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment if your insurance does not cover UC Davis Health. You will leave that field empty (or enter N/A) when scheduling your appointment. Please bring your insurance card with you to your vaccination appointment.