COVID-19 Vaccine Available for People Age 12 & Older

COVID-19 vaccines are available to anyone who lives in Utah and is 12 years of age or older. University of Utah Health is currently offering the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (FDA-approved for people ages 16 and older).

Additional doses of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are available to moderate to severely immunocompromised individuals (see CDC list for qualifying medical conditions) if it has been 28 days since your second dose. If you're immunocompromised, we recommend talking to your specialty provider first to determine if you need an additional dose at this time. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Providers in Utah

To find another vaccine provider near you, visit vaccines.gov. If you need assistance, call the state’s COVID-19 Information Hotline: 1-800-456-7707.

To learn more about the different kinds of vaccines, view our COVID-19 vaccine infographic.

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are available for people who meet all three of the following requirements:

  • received the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine,
  • completed their second dose at least six months ago, and
  • who are at higher risk of severe COVID-19.

These include:

  • people who are 65 or older,
  • people who live in a long-term care facility,
  • people 18 and older with underlying medical conditions that put them at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, and
  • people who live or work in high-risk exposure settings, such as healthcare workers and teachers.

Patients do not need a doctor’s note or medical documentation to get a booster shot.

Where to Get Your Vaccine

Please visit vaccines.gov to find your nearest vaccine provider. 

Due to high demand, U of U Health currently has limited vaccine appointments. COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot appointments may be scheduled at any of our community health centers, including University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute. You can also get the vaccine during one of your regularly scheduled clinic visits.

Call our hotline at 801-587-0712 or (toll free) 844-745-9325 to set up your appointment. Vaccinations and booster shots will be available by appointment only.

We encourage U of U Health patients to schedule their vaccine appointments through MyChart (this excludes booster shots at this time). Patients may also contact their primary care provider for an appointment. Follow our MyChart instructions to schedule your vaccine appointment

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and side effects

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. You will need two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine scheduled at least 21-28 days apart for full protection.

We will schedule you for your second dose during your first appointment. You will also receive a vaccination card listing the date of your dose and type of vaccine you received. Please keep your vaccination card in a safe place and bring it with you to your second 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.

Vaccine Cost

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.

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