UC Davis Health is vaccinating age 16 and older

UC Davis Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines to anyone age 16 or older. You can schedule a vaccination appointment using MyUCDavisHealth or UC Davis Health's self-scheduling link.

The state of California and UC Davis Health are vaccinating people against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Find out how you can get a COVID-19 vaccine from UC Davis Health.

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As of April 6, 2021, anyone age 16 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at UC Davis Health. You do not have to live or work in Sacramento County to schedule a vaccine appointment. We currently have enough vaccine supply and appointments available to expand eligibility before the state’s expansion on April 15.

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently not available to anyone under age 16 as researchers and vaccine manufacturers are working to determine if it's safe for younger children. Pfizer is the only approved vaccine for 16- and 17-year-olds.

UC Davis Health is vaccinating patients and non-patients at a vaccination site in Sacramento. It is not a drive-through clinic. Schedule your COVID-19 vaccine using MyUCDavisHealth (only for UC Davis Health patients) or UC Davis Health's self-scheduling link (for non-UC Davis Health patients). You will need to schedule an appointments. We are not accepting walk-ins.

UC Davis Health patients: You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccine through MyUCDavisHealth or UC Davis Health's self-scheduling link. You must schedule an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Non-UC Davis Health patients: Please use the UC Davis Health self-scheduling link to book an appointment. You must schedule an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are having problems scheduling a vaccine appointment online, please call our Patient Contact Center at 916-703-5555. The office is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

No, you don't have to live or work in Sacramento County. Our vaccine scheduling is open to anyone age 16 and older. UC Davis Health has clinics around Northern California, including some that are outside Sacramento County.

We are using all three approved COVID-19 vaccines (from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson). Unfortunately, you do not get to choose which vaccine maker’s product you receive – just like you don't choose with other vaccinations for flu, measles, etc. We also can't predict exactly which vaccine will be available at any given time. All vaccines we offer are effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) and are highly effective at preventing serious infections or hospitalization caused by the virus.

Additionally, Pfizer is the only approved vaccine for 16- and 17-year-olds.

After you receive your first dose at our vaccination clinic, you will be able to schedule your second dose. 

Second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are planned 3 to 4 weeks after the first doses for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, respectively. However, the state has directed as many patients as possible to receive the first dose in order to expand protection. As a result, your second dose may be delayed days or weeks. While there’s a chance this could happen, you don’t have to worry, according to the CDC. Like with other vaccines, the second vaccination is a booster shot. This increases your level of protection by further teaching your body what the virus looks like, so it can respond quickly.

As with other vaccinations, there’s no indication that a delay in receiving the booster shot reduces effectiveness. The timing of the second shot is not strictly critical. The CDC advises that you can receive the second COVID-19 vaccine up to 42 days (or 6 weeks) after the first dose.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars are free to Americans, according to the CDC. 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.

If you need to rechedule or cancel your vaccine appointment, please call our Patient Contact Center at 916-703-5555. The office is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.

At this time, we are not scheduling second doses to those who have recieved their first COVID-19 vaccine at another location. Vaccines are allocated to have a second dose at the same site as the first dose. We encourage everyone to schedule their second vaccine at the same location as their first.

COVID-19 vaccines for UC Davis Health patients

We are currently vaccinating anyone age 16 and older. COVID-19 vaccinations are provided by appointment only. The number of appointments we can offer is based on vaccine supplies. As more vaccines become available, more appointments will open.

While we are vaccinating large numbers of people, we're also reaching out separately to members of at-risk and hard-to-reach groups to ensure they have the opportunity to be vaccinated as well.

As a UC Davis Health patient, you should not receive a bill from UC Davis Health for any COVID-19 vaccine. UC Davis Health may bill your insurance for delivery of the vaccine, but there should be no out-of-pocket costs to you for getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

We are currently scheduling patients through MyUCDavisHealth, UC Davis Health's self-scheduling link, and the state of California's MyTurn.ca.gov. Appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once all available appointments for the week are filled, scheduling for that week will close.

Second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are planned 3 to 4 weeks after the first doses for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, respectively. However, the state has directed as many patients as possible to receive the first dose in order to expand protection. As a result, there may be a lag period of days or weeks before patients can receive the second dose.

We are currently vaccinating patients at one location not far from our Sacramento campus. When you schedule your vaccination appointment, you will be given the exact location.

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.

Patients need to schedule an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine. We are not accepting walk-ins. UC Davis Health patients can schedule an appointment through MyUCDavisHealth. If you haven't already, please sign up for MyUCDavisHealth, which is available on desktop or as an app on your mobile device.