UC Davis Health is vaccinating ages 12 and older

We're offering COVID-19 vaccines (first, second, and third doses) to anyone age 12 and older. Please use MyUCDavisHealth or California’s MyTurn.ca.gov to schedule your vaccine appointment.

UC Davis Health patients and non-patients can schedule appointments at our clinics in Auburn, Carmichael, Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Rocklin, Roseville, and Sacramento.

The state of California and UC Davis Health are offering the following three vaccines to protect you and your family from COVID-19:

  1. Pfizer/BioNTech (now known as Comirnaty): Full FDA approval for ages 16 and older, with emergency-use authorization for ages 12-15. It's given in two doses, 21 days apart.
  2. Moderna: FDA emergency-use authorization for ages 18 and older. It's given in two doses, 28 days apart.
  3. Johnson & Johnson (Janssen): FDA emergency-use authorization for ages 18 and older. It's given in one single dose.

Find out how you can get a COVID-19 vaccine from UC Davis Health below. And get the latest myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are available to anyone age 12 and older. You can schedule your first, second, or third vaccine (currently only for those who are immunocompromised) 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.

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, now known as Comirnaty, is the only approved vaccine for children ages 12-17. 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 11 to 18, according to the CDC.

Yes, UC Davis Health is offering booster shots or third doses for eligible groups.

The CDC has approved a third dose COVID-19 booster vaccine for patients with compromised immune systems. This is only for Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations. The hope is that this additional shot will boost immune protection for those who are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19.

Additionally, only those in the following groups who received the Pfizer vaccine are eligible 6 months after their second dose:

  • People age 65 and older
  • Residents of a long-term care facility
  • People ages 18 to 64 deemed "high risk" of severe COVID-19: This includes people with underlying medical conditions.
  • People who may have increased exposure to the virus because of their jobs: This includes health care workers, first responders and educators.

People who received two doses of Moderna or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine are not recommended to get a booster shot at this time, but may be in the future.

Learn more how to schedule your booster shot or third dose with UC Davis Health

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.

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

You can schedule your first, second, or third vaccine (currently only for those who are immunocompromised) 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.

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.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on May 10 that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, now known as Comirnaty, was granted emergency use authorization for children ages 12-15, adding to its previous approval for 16- and 17-year-olds.

You can schedule your child's vaccine appointment (whether or not they're a UC Davis Health patient) through MyUCDavisHealth or California’s MyTurn.ca.gov. You can also call our Patient Contact Center at 916-703-5555 for help with scheduling. The office is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Comirnaty (Pfizer) is the only approved vaccine for children ages 12-17. 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 11 to 18, according to the CDC.

At UC Davis Health, we are using the Pfizer vaccine, now known as Comirnaty, which has received full approval from the FDA for people 16 years and older, as well as the two emergency-use authorization vaccines: Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).

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 (Comirnaty) is the only approved vaccine for 12- to 17-year-olds.

However, you can choose the location where you want to be vaccinated. Please visit MyUCDavisHealth or California’s MyTurn.ca.gov to see which vaccines are being offered at specific primary care clinics.

Yes. Novel coronavirus (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.

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.

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.

Second COVID-19 vaccine

People 12 and older can schedule their 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

The second COVID-19 vaccine is important because it boosts your immunity and causes immunity to last longer. A CDC study released in April 2021 looked at people age 65 and older and found that protection increased from 64% to 94% after full vaccination.

Learn more about why you need to get your second vaccine

It is recommended that for those who get the Pfizer vaccine (now marketed as Comirnaty), they should get their second COVID-19 vaccine 21 days after their first. For people who receive the Moderna vaccine, their second dose should be given 28 days later.

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.