Distribution & Scheduling

COVID-19 Vaccine - Distribution & Scheduling

Below are frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution & scheduling. Click on another category to the left to see more FAQs.

For more information on coronavirus, visit uclahealth.org/coronavirus.


Yes. While the authorized vaccines are all safe and effective, if you want to receive a specific vaccine type, you should select a location that offers the vaccine you prefer when you schedule your appointment.

An important change that should be noted: The original two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine and the bivalent booster are no longer available or recommended for people in the United States. A single updated vaccine is now the recommended protection.

The single shot of the updated vaccine is recommended regardless of whether someone has previously completed the primary series and received booster doses.

Most insurance plans cover COVID-19 vaccines. People who do not have health insurance or whose insurance plan doesn't cover COVID-19 vaccines have options. Anyone younger than 18 can get no-cost vaccines through the Vaccines for Children program. Adults can access no-cost vaccines through the CDC's Bridge Access Program.

If you are a UCLA Health patient, the best way to schedule your vaccination is through the online patient portal, myUCLAhealth. If you’re unable to login to myUCLAhealth, you can contact the support team at 855-364-7052.

You can also schedule a vaccination appointment through a local pharmacy.

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.

If your vaccination information is incorrect within myUCLAhealth, please let your primary care office know when and where you were vaccinated so they can update your chart.