COVID-19 Vaccine Available for People Age 6 Months & Older
COVID-19 vaccines are available for anyone who lives in the US and is 6 months of age or older. University of Utah Health is currently offering the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to patients 6 months of age or older and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to children 6 months of age to 5 years old only.
Vaccine Information for People Who Are Immunocompromised
The CDC has updated COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot recommendations for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals (see CDC list for qualifying medical conditions). If you're immunocompromised, we recommend talking to your specialty provider first to determine if an additional dose or booster shot is needed at this time.
COVID-19 Vaccine Providers in Utah
To find a vaccine provider near you, visit vaccines.gov or call 1-800-232-0233.
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
The CDC recommends everyone stay up-to-date on their vaccinations, including booster shots for people 5 years and older. The booster provides optimal protection against current strains of the virus, including the Omicron variants. People ages 5 and older should get a booster at least two months after their first COVID-19 shot.
People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, see the CDC's updated recommendations for booster shot timelines.
Where to Get Your Vaccine
COVID-19 vaccines are readily available in retail pharmacies and local health departments throughout Utah. We encourage you to find a vaccine provider near you by visiting vaccines.gov, coronavirus.utah.gov, or call 1-800-232-0233.
U of U Health patients 6 months of age and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster (if eligible). Patients can schedule an appointment for themselves or their children by:
- logging into MyChart,
- calling 801-587-0712 or (toll-free) 844-745-9325, or
- asking their provider at their next clinic visit.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
What to Wear
We recommend wearing a short sleeve shirt so you can easily receive the vaccine in your upper arm. Face masks are optional in most U of U Health clinical locations, except for specific waiting room areas and patient care rooms that treat highly immunocompromised patients.
During the Appointment
Please check in at the front desk when you arrive. Patients 6 years of age and older will need one dose of the bivalent Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. For children 6 months of age to 5 years old, the number of doses they receive will depend on whether they receive the Pfizer/BioNTech of Moderna vaccine and their vaccination history. U of U Health is only giving the Moderna vaccine to children 6 months of age to 5 years old at this time.
We will schedule you for your next dose during your first appointment. You will also receive a vaccination card listing the date of your dose and the type of vaccine you received. Please keep your vaccination card in a safe place and bring it with you to your next appointment.
After your vaccination, you will be asked to wait 15 minutes. During that time, you will be monitored for symptoms or allergic reactions. People with a history of severe allergic reactions will be asked to wait 30 minutes. Our health care staff will be available on-site to answer questions or provide care, if needed.
All patients will be billed for COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines will cost $44.80 for uninsured and self-pay patients. For insured patients, we will continue to bill a vaccine administration fee to their insurance companies. Contact your insurance carrier to find out more about your COVID-19 coverage. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact our financial advocates at 801-581-2957 option 3.