COVID-19 Vaccine Available for People Age 5 & Older
COVID-19 vaccines are available for free to 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 updated (bivalent) booster shots for people 5 years and older. The updated booster provides optimal protection against current strains of the virus, including the Omicron variants. The updated boosters will replace the original (monovalent) booster for this age group. People ages 5 and older should get an updated 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 free and 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 Bring
As a precaution, we require everyone to wear a face mask at all of our U of U Health locations. We also recommend wearing a short sleeve shirt so you can easily receive the vaccine in your upper arm.
During the Appointment
Please check in at the front desk when you arrive. Patients 5 years of age and older will need two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine scheduled at least 3-8 weeks apart for full protection. Children 6 months of age to 4 years old will need three doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. U of U Health is only giving the Moderna vaccine to children 6 months of age to 5 years old at this time—they will need two doses to be fully protected.
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.
COVID-19 vaccine will be given to everyone at no out-of-pocket cost. However, your insurance company will be billed an administrative fee to cover vaccination operations costs. For those without insurance coverage, assistance programs will cover the administrative fee. Nobody will be denied a vaccine if they can’t afford to pay.