The UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Health is now offering vaccinations for young children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years old. The Moderna vaccine is specific for children ages 6 months to 4 years and is a two-dose primary series. Additionaly, the 1st, 2nd and booster for Pfizer are available to children 5 years and older. The CDC has additional information about doses found here.

Download the flyer for ages 6 months-4 years (PDF)

Download the flyer for ages 5 years and older (PDF)

Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine at The MIND Institute Social Story (PDF)

Help Protect Your Child and Your Family

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months-4 years old and 5 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Learn more about what you and your child or teen can do when you have been fully vaccinated. 

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination can help protect your child from getting COVID-19. Early information shows that the vaccines may help prevent 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 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: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

July 2022

  • 7/7/22 
  • 7/29/22

August 2022

  • 8/5/22
  • 8/26/22

September 2022

  • 9/9/22
  • 9/30/22

Who can get vaccinated at the MIND Institute?

  • Individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities 5 years and older and accompanying family members that are scheduled for vaccination.
  • All individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities 6 months and older and accompanying family members that are scheduled for vaccination. We will also fully accommodate all children needing sensory support or awaiting medical assessments or diagnosis for neurodevelopmental disabilities. The CDC recommends that all children, including children who have already had COVID-19, should get vaccinated.

Is the vaccine safe for my child?

  • 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.
  • Research has shown the Moderna 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.