COVID-19 Vaccine Info Hub

Updated Sept. 13, 2023

Vaccine Information: What You Need to Know

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get the updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of any previous COVID-19 vaccinations.

The updated vaccines were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 11 and recommended by the CDC on Sept. 12. The newly formulated COVID-19 vaccines target a more recent variant of the virus than earlier vaccines. This vaccine will be available in UCLA Health clinics soon.

The CDC outlines how to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines by age group. 

  • Everyone 6 and older should get one updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People 65 and older can get one additional dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 or more months after receiving the first dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccination. 
  • People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised may get one extra dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccination two months or more after receiving the previous dose. Speak with your doctor about any extra updated dosages.
  • Children ages 6 months to 4 years who have never been vaccinated against COVID-19 may receive three doses of the updated Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine over a period of time. Children ages 6 months to 5 years who have never been vaccinated against COVID-19 may receive two doses of the updated Moderna vaccine. Additional details are listed on the CDC website.

Access your COVID-19 Digital Vaccine Record

You can find your digital COVID-19 vaccine record within myUCLAhealth under COVID-19 Information or Immunizations. Within the myUCLAhealth (MyChart) app, you can find your digital record by clicking on the “My COVID Info” icon. If your vaccine info is missing in myUCLAhealth or incorrect, please let your primary care office know.

You can also request your record through the California Department of Public Health’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record website. Please note that UCLA Health has no control over the state vaccine record website. If you have any questions, please see their FAQ or call 833-422-4255.

Schedule your appointment

UCLA Health patients can now directly schedule their COVID-19 vaccine in myUCLAhealth by following the below steps.

  1. Login and select “Visits/Clinical Notes” from the top navigation, and then "Schedule an Appointment"
  2. Choose “COVID Vaccine” as the reason for your appointment
  3. Answer a couple of questions related to which COVID-19 vaccines you've already received
  4. Choose the location, date and time that works for you
  5. Verify details and schedule

If you are scheduling an appointment for your child or someone else who you have proxy access for, select their name before you navigate to “Schedule an Appointment.”

Book outside of UCLA Health

Please click below to schedule a vaccination appointment through the state or your local public health department.