Vaccine boosters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccine booster shots for everyone 18 and older who received the Pfizer–BioNTech or Moderna vaccines at least six months ago. Boosters are also recommended for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

The CDC has approved a universal “mix-and-match” approach to boosters in which individuals who received one vaccine (for instance, the Johnson & Johnson) can, if they wish, receive a single booster shot of a different vaccine (the Pfizer or Moderna).

At this time, COVID-19 boosters are not required for compliance with the UC COVID-19 vaccination policy


Appointments at UCLA

UCLA employees who are also UCLA Health patients can schedule a booster appointment through myUCLAHealth. Please note that booster appointments at UCLA are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center at UCLA is also offering boosters to students; for information, visit the Ashe Center’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hub.


Options outside UCLA

Currently, the fastest option for both employees and students to receive a booster dose is through the California MyTurn portal, through Los Angeles County or through a local pharmacy.

As a reminder, if you get your booster vaccine outside of UCLA Health or the Ashe Center, please retain a copy of your vaccination card for your personal record-keeping. 

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