COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Learn more about vaccines, vaccine safety, and availability
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UI Health Care will not ask for your social security number or credit card information in order to schedule a vaccination. If you receive a call that asks for this, it is not our organization and you should hang up.

Schedule your COVID-19 vaccination or walk in

Individuals ages 12 and older are now eligible to receive a vaccination for COVID-19. We recommend that you get the vaccine at your first opportunity.

You have two ways to schedule through UI Health Care:

Walk in for your COVID-19 vaccination

Walk-in vaccinations are available for people age 18 and older at UI Hospitals & Clinics between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Pomerantz Family Pavilion Level 2 Pharmacy. Take Elevator L to Level 2.

What is a COVID-19 vaccine? And are they safe?

A vaccine is medicine used to boost your body’s immune system to prevent a disease. COVID-19 vaccines give you immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19.

The COVID-19 vaccines have gone through the same testing and analysis that is used for all vaccines to make sure they’re safe and effective.

Why Swiss cheese? The key is layers. While there are holes in slices of Swiss cheese, by combining the slices, we get a layered approach that leads to fewer holes. The same is true for COVID-19 prevention strategies.

Vaccine information for people who need specialty care

Our specialty care teams are collecting information for their patients who have questions about whether the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for them. If you’re receiving specialty care or expect to need specialty care in the near future and you have concerns about getting vaccinated, check this section regularly for updates.

You shouldn't wait for a certain vaccine–find out why:

After you've been fully vaccinated

You can resume many of the activities you did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or social distancing.

However, you need to also keep these things in mind:

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You should follow all federal, state, local, and tribal or territorial laws, rules, and regulations.

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You should still follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.

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Continue safety measures when traveling on a plane, bus, or train.

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Watch for symptoms and get tested if you feel unwell.

As vaccination rollout will take time, it is important that we all continue to follow our safety behaviors. For those who are already vaccinated, it is still important that you continue to follow the behaviors necessary to keep everyone safe who is not able to receive a vaccine yet.

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