Vaccine shot

UCI Health is committed to providing COVID-19 vaccinations to as many people as possible in the most effective and efficient way. Though we are not a designated community vaccination site, we are making appointments available to UCI Health patients 65 years and older through the MyChart patient portal as more doses become available. If you are a UCI Health patient and you do not have a MyChart account, you can learn more here ›

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

February 11, 2021

UCI Health is committed to providing COVID-19 vaccinations as quickly as possible.

Because vaccine supplies remain limited, only individuals who are 65 years or older are eligible for vaccination, according to California’s Phase 1A tier for vaccine recipients.

  • If you are a UCI Health patient 65 years old and above, you may schedule an appointment through the MyChart patient portal.
  • Walk-in appointments and wait lists are not available.
  • If you received your first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at the UCI Bren Events Center in January, UCI Health will contact you by email, text and MyChart with an appointment for your second dose.

If you are a UCI Health patient and you do not have a MyChart account, you can learn more here.

Dates

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. No more appointments available
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. No more appointments available
  • Friday, February 12, 2021, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. No more appointments available
  • Saturday, February 13, 2021, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. No more appointments available
  • Sunday, February 14, 2021, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. No more appointments available

Where can I get my UCI Health vaccination?

UCI Health’s primary COVID-19 vaccination location is the UCI Bren Events Center on the university campus in Irvine.

Location

Parking

Parking is free. Please use the parking structure adjacent to the Bren Events Center on Mesa Road.

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.
  • Should you require mobility assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please call 949-824-2691 or request assistance when you check in for your appointment.

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

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.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines involve a shot to the arm. Each person needs two separate doses, given three to four weeks apart, depending on the manufacturer.

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

View our post-vaccination information sheet ›

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