The UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Health is now offering vaccinations for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities ages 12 years and older.

Help Protect Your Child and Your Family

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. People who are fully vaccinated can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic. Learn more about what you and your child or teen can do when you have been fully vaccinated. Children 12 years and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination can help protect your child from getting COVID-19. Early information shows that the vaccines may help keep people from spreading COVID-19 to others. They can also help keep your child from getting seriously sick even if they do get COVID-19. Help protect your whole family by getting yourself and your children 12 years and older vaccinated against COVID-19.

Schedule a vaccine appointment

To schedule a vaccine appointment at the MIND Institute COVID Vaccine Clinic, please call 916-703-5555.

Appointments Available: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Friday, June 25


Friday, July 2, Friday, July 9, Friday, July 16, Thursday, July 22, Friday, July 30


Friday, August 6, Friday, August 13, Thursday, August, 19, Friday, August 27


Thursday, September 2, Friday, September 10, Friday, September 17, Friday, September 24

Vaccine Clinic Flyer (PDF)

Who can get vaccinated at the MIND Institute?

Individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities 12 years and older and accompanying family members that are scheduled for vaccination.

Is the vaccine safe for my child?

Pfizer is the only approved vaccine for individuals ages 12-17. Research has shown the Pfizer vaccine to be safe and effective. The vaccine can prevent severe COVID-19, hospitalization, and death. Side effects are often mild and go away after a few days. Serious side effects are rare.

What support will the MIND Institute clinic provide for my family?

Trained staff and Child Life Specialists will work with you and your family to ensure safety. Staff utilize reinforcers, visuals, social stories, and other supports to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

What happens after you schedule an appointment?

You will be contacted by a Child Life Specialist to help prepare you for the visit and to answer any questions.

Helpful Resources

Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine at the UC Davis MIND Institute (PDF)

FIRST5 COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccination Day for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (PDF)
Tips for Medical Staff

Día De Vacunación Para Personas Con Discapacidades Intelectuales Y Del Desarrollo (PDF)
Consejos para el personal médico

Vaccination Day for People with Disabilities (PDF)
Tips for Family Advocates

Día De Vacunación Para Personas Con Discapacidades (PDF)
Consejos Para Miembros De Familia