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COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

UCI Health is committed to providing COVID-19 vaccinations as quickly as possible; however, vaccine supplies remain limited.

My Turn Vaccination Portal

UCI Health vaccination centers are now listed in the state of California’s My Turn vaccination scheduling system. When you enter your eligibility and location information at My Turn, you may find a UCI Health location near you.

Preparing for my appointment

  • Arrive 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled visit.
  • Bring a printed copy or photo of your vaccination appointment confirmation.
  • Bring your government-issued photo ID.
  • Do not take over-the-counter medication (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin) before your vaccination; it can make the vaccine less effective.

Please note: Only one essential caregiver or guest may accompany you at your appointment.

Accessibility

For general accessibility information or to request a disability-related accommodation, please email us at covid19@uci.edu or call 949.824.9918.

You may also request assistance when you check in for your appointment. A reasonable accommodation is anything that lets people with disabilities participate and benefit from government services, in this case, vaccination.

Some examples of reasonable accommodations include:

  • Mobility assistance
  • Allowing people to sit and wait for their appointment instead of standing in line

What to expect after the vaccination

Flu-like symptoms for a few days after vaccination are common and indicate that your body's natural immune system is responding.

If your symptoms after the vaccination make you feel uncomfortable, you may use over-the-counter pain relievers (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin) as needed.

The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines involve a shot to the arm. Each person receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine needs two separate doses, given three to four weeks apart, depending on the manufacturer. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single dose.

View our Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 vaccines ›

View our post-vaccination information sheet ›

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