COVID boosters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending a third (booster) dose of the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine for people who had their second Pfizer dose at least six months ago and who are in certain populations and occupational and institutional settings — including people working at colleges and universities.

The university will be offering free Pfizer boosters to all eligible faculty and staff members at the UCLA-wide booster clinic, which runs from Oct. 15 to 31.

  • Locations and times: Events will take place daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the B-level of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the auditorium at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center.  
  • Appointments: Please make an appointment using your myUCLAHealth account. If you do not have a myUCLAHealth account, please call myUCLAHealth technical support at 855-364-7052 for an activation link or text. Please do not sign up for an account on the website. (You do not need to be a UCLA Health patient to get an account.) 
  • Other opportunities to receive the booster: You can schedule an appointment through the California MyTurn portal, through Los Angeles County or at a local pharmacy. 
  • Safekeeping booster vaccination card: As a reminder, if you get your booster vaccine outside of UCLA Health, please retain a copy of your vaccination card for your personal record-keeping. 

A booster dose is not yet authorized or available to people who received the two-dose Moderna vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as there must be a separate review of data by the FDA for those vaccines. We will let you know when there is updated guidance. 

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

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