Campus Now Scheduling Booster Shots

Plus, a Video Message From the Provost on Why We Returned

Quick Summary

  • Employees and students can get 3rd Pfizer shots
  • But only if you received 2 Pfizer shots previously
  • For ages 65 and up, or 50 and up with medical condition

In the video above, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Croughan, an epidemiologist, addresses the importance of bringing everyone back to campus amid the coronavirus pandemic, and why we are returning now. “We need to keep in mind that many months of expert research and real-world experience have clearly demonstrated that vaccination, asymptomatic testing and masking are highly effective countermeasures to this virus, including the delta variant,” she says. “Indeed, infection among those who have been vaccinated is as low as expected, and serious symptoms after infection are very unlikely.”

Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots available

The Davis campus vaccine clinic has begun scheduling appointments for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots for employees and students who meet the recently approved federal guidelines.


Officials said the booster shots are not required by the UC vaccine policy. So, if you have had both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and two weeks have elapsed since your second shot, you are considered fully vaccinated under UC policy.

The Davis campus vaccine clinic is providing Pfizer/BioNTech boosters to employees and students (not community members at this time) who completed the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech regimen at least six months ago.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech booster for the following groups:

  • Ages 65 and up
  • Ages 50 and up with an underlying medical condition

The CDC parameters also state ages 18 to 49 with an underlying medical condition may get a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine based on their individual benefits and risks, and ages 18 to 64 years at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may get a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech.

See the CDC’s “Who Is Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot?”

Davis campus vaccine clinic appointments can be scheduled in Health-e-Messaging, You must bring proof of prior immunization with you, either physical or digital vaccination cards. 

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Dateline Staff: Dave Jones, editor, 530-752-6556,; Cody Kitaura, News and Media Relations specialist, 530-752-1932,

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