The UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Health are offering vaccinations for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities ages 5 years and older.

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 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. Children 5 years and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Children ages 5-11 will receive a smaller dose of vaccine; roughly one-third of the dose that individuals ages 12 and up will receive. 

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 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: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

November 2021
5, 19 (11 and 26 closed for holiday)

December 2021
3, 9 (Thursday clinic), 17   (24 and 31 closed for holiday)

January 2022
6 (Thursday clinic), 14, 21, 28

February 2022
4, 11, 17 (Thursday clinic) 25

March 2022
4, 10 (Thursday clinic), 18, 25

Vaccine Clinic Flyer (PDF)

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.

Is the vaccine safe for my child?

Pfizer is the only approved vaccine for individuals ages 5-17. 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.