How to schedule your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

Updated Oct. 28, 2022

UC Davis Health is offering two COVID-19 vaccines to protect you and your family:

  1. Pfizer/BioNTech: Primary series approved for ages 6 months and older. Bivalent boosters are also approved for ages 5 and older.
  2. Moderna: Primary series approved for ages 6 months and older. Bivalent boosters are also available for ages 5 and older.

Find out how you can get a COVID-19 vaccine from UC Davis Health below. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months and older

Scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are available to anyone ages 6 months and older. Learn more about vaccines for kids

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.

If you've had a recent COVID-19 infection, the CDC recommends that you may consider delaying your primary series dose or your first or second booster doses by 3 months after symptoms first appear or a positive test.

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 under the age of 18, according to the CDC.

UC Davis Health is vaccinating patients and non-patients at our primary care clinics in:

  • Auburn
  • Carmichael
  • Davis (pediatric vaccines available)
  • Elk Grove (pediatric vaccines available)
  • Folsom (pediatric vaccines available)
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville (pediatric vaccines available)
  • Sacramento: UC Davis MIND Institute, Pediatric Glassrock building, Midtown clinic (pediatric vaccines available at the Midtown and Glassrock clinics)

You can schedule your first, second, or third vaccine (only for those who are eligible, as specified by the FDA and CDC) 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.

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 bivalent booster shots for ages 5 and older or third doses for immunocompromised people based on FDA and CDC recommendations.

For patients with previous COVID-19 infections, the CDC has advised that more time between infection and vaccination may improve immune response. You may want to consider a 3-month interval before your first or second booster doses or discuss the timing of your booster dose with your physician. 

Learn more about boosters/third doses and how to schedule yours with UC Davis Health

Stay up to date with your COVID-19 boosters using this tool

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 through MyUCDavisHealth or the state of 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. Even if you didn't get your first COVID-19 vaccine from UC Davis Health, you can still schedule your second dose with us.

UC Davis Health is vaccinating patients and non-patients at our primary care clinics in:

  • Auburn
  • Carmichael
  • Davis 
  • Elk Grove
  • Folsom
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento

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.

Learn more about why you need to get your second vaccine

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 system MyTurn.ca.gov or MyUCDavisHealth. UC Davis Health patients can also scheduled an appointment by calling 916-703-5555 Monday-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 a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record portal. You just need to enter a few details on their website to 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 with MyUCDavisHealth accounts 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 through MyUCDavisHealth online. Here are steps to find your QR code:

  • Once you’re logged into MyUCDavisHealth, 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.

Learn more about how to access your virtual COVID-19 vaccine record and how to update your records on MyUCDavisHealth

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.

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, side effects, and more

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.

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