COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19 help reduce damages from the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 vaccine is available to anyone who lives in Utah and is 5 years of age or older. University of Utah Health recommends getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Due to high demand, U of U Health is currently offering limited appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (FDA-approved for people ages 16 and older), in addition to booster shots for eligible populations. Visit vaccines.gov to find your nearest vaccine provider or call 1-800-232-0233

U of U Health looks to medical and public health experts for updates on the COVID-19 vaccines. We will keep you updated as we know more information.

Keeping You Safe

See what U of U Health is doing to keep our patients safe.

Who Should Get Tested

For patients who suspect they may have COVID-19, we are offering testing for those with the following symptoms:

  • history of fever (a temperature greater than 100° F/ 37.8° C),
  • new/worsening cough,
  • shortness of breath,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • sore throat,
  • generally feeling ill,
  • chills,
  • muscle pain/aches, or
  • decreased sense of smell or taste.

We are currently not testing asymptomatic patients unless they have had a high-risk exposure and have been referred by the health department, or unless they have an order from a University of Utah Health provider. This includes employment “return to work” testing or any test orders written by non-University of Utah Health providers. 

For those undergoing a procedure or for other types of appointments, they may be asked by their provider to have testing for the COVID-19 virus regardless of symptoms.

View Our Testing Locations, Hours, & Other Information
Hotline: 801.587.0712 | Toll Free: 844.745.9325

When to Seek Medical Care

Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your symptoms. If they feel you should be seen by medical personnel, we request that you call ahead to the health care center or consider a virtual visit. 

Treatment for COVID-19 is like treatment for other respiratory illnesses. There is no cure so health care professionals treat the symptoms as best they can. 

Dr. Michael L. Good — Coronavirus Updates

Dr. Michael L. Good, CEO of University of Utah Health, discusses the latest coronavirus trends in the United States and Utah, the reproduction rate of the disease, hospitalization and inpatient numbers, and the measures we can all take—masking, sanitizing, distancing, and staying home when sick—to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe. 

View All the Latest Updates From U of U Health

COVID-19 Long-Hauler Clinic

At University of Utah Hospital, we now have a COVID-19 Long-Hauler Clinic for people who struggle with persistent COVID-19 symptoms long after they've recovered from the disease. You will need a referral from your provider to be seen by one of our specialists for treatment and management. 

Learn More about the COVID-19 Long-Hauler Clinic

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