Your Questions Answered
Question: Are appointments to receive a COVID-19 booster now available?
: Yes, appointments for Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine boosters are now available
for all students and campus and health employees. Currently, the University of California vaccine mandate does not require the COVID-19 vaccine booster (third shot) as part of being compliant with the mandate.
Question: Are booster shots the same formulation as existing vaccines?
Answer: Yes. COVID-19 booster shots are the same formulation as the current COVID-19 vaccines. However, in the case of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, it is half the dose of the vaccine people get for their initial series.
Question: Can I receive a flu shot on campus?
: Campus members are encouraged to get the flu shot through their primary care provider or through a local pharmacy. Faculty, staff and students who need access to a flu vaccine may also make an appointment on campus through our partnership with UC San Diego Health. To make an appointment, students should go to MyStudentChart
, and employees can visit flu.ucsd.edu