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COVID-19 Vaccination

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Información en español sobre cómo solicitar una vacuna contra COVID-19

Need a flu shot, too?

If you would like to receive your seasonal flu shot at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccination, please just let us know when you arrive for your appointment. The CDC has said it is safe and effective to receive both shots at the same appointment.

You must be eligible and sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination to receive your flu shot. Please note that a flu shot can be added to a COVID vaccination appointment, but a COVID vaccination cannot be added to a flu shot appointment.

If you would like to receive a flu shot ONLY, you must make a flu shot appointment. SATURDAY HOURS AVAILABLE. For more information on flu shots and other available vaccinations, visit our vaccinations page

Request a COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccination against COVID-19 is now available for anyone age 12 and over. Vaccination is being offered by UK HealthCare free, and insurance is not required. Note that minors must be accompanied to the appointment by a parent or legal guardian.

All vaccination appointments, including third-shot booster appointments for those who are eligible, should be requested using the button below.

After you click the “Request a vaccination” button below, you will be taken to a page where you can select “I am a UK student or campus employee,” or “All others.” Because of the vaccination reporting requirements for UK students and campus employees, these appointments are scheduled at the Gatton Student Center using a different system that will allows for easy retrieval of records. Anyone who is not a UK student  or campus employee should indicate that, and will schedule their appointment using a system that will automatically communicate with their MyChart medical record. (If you do not have a MyChart account, you can create one at no cost.) If you are a UK patient or employee and also a student, you are free to choose the route that works best for you.

Once you make your selection, you will be taken to the appropriate vaccine request form. Only the software system and the location for the shots is different for students and campus employees. 

After you complete the vaccination request form, you will receive an email inviting you to make an appointment at either Gatton Student Center or the UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services vaccination location of your choice. Once you receive the invitation, please respond as quickly as possible.

By completing the vaccine request form, you will be added to the database of those requesting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at locations operated by UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services. After completing the form, you will receive an email inviting you to make an appointment at the location of your choice. Once you receive the invitation, please respond as quickly as possible.

  • You will get an access code that allows you to schedule your appointment. This code is FOR YOUR USE ONLY. Do not share your access code with others. Instead, we encourage you to share ukvaccine.org with anyone interested in receiving vaccination. At this time, there is plenty of vaccine available for anyone who registers for an appointment. 

Please note the following:

  • The FDA has officially approved the Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in people 16 and older. People ages 12-15 may receive the vaccine under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). However, anyone younger than 18 who receives a vaccination appointment must come to the appointment with a parent or legal guardian. 
  • The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Jansen) vaccines have been approved for use by the FDA under EUAs. 
  • Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines require two doses – an initial shot that will be followed by a booster shot weeks later. UK HealthCare is prepared to provide individuals with both doses, as allocations become available. Read more about the vaccines.
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires one dose only. 
  • UK HealthCare will not charge for COVID vaccination.
  • Those who cannot access our online tools, or need assistance filling out this form, may call 859-218-0111 for assistance.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, please visit our FAQs.
  • If you have a health condition and have questions about whether vaccination is recommended for you, please talk to your health care provider.

REQUEST A VACCINATION

After you request a vaccination:

  • The invitation will be sent to the email address you provide on this form.
  • Look for an email from UK HEALTHCARE VACCINATIONS.
  • Once you receive the invitation, please respond as quickly as possible. You will get an access code that allows you to schedule your appointment. This code is FOR YOUR USE ONLY. Anyone using an access code who has obtained it improperly will have their appointment canceled or will be turned away at the vaccination clinic.
  • Your information will be reported to the state for the Kentucky Immunization Registry but will not be used for any other purposes.
  • Vaccination Locations

    UK HealthCare now offers vaccinations at:

    Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; Pfizer only.

    • 740 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536

    DIRECTIONS AND PARKING: Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy is located just inside the main entrance of the Kentucky Clinic Building, near the information desk. Short-term parking spaces reserved for pharmacy customers are available on the front loop of the building. You may also park in the Kentucky Clinic Parking Garage on Huguelet Avenue. (There is a charge for parking.) From the garage, enter the building through the double doors, turn right and walk down the long hallway. Take the elevator on the left at the end of the hall to the first floor if necessary. As you exit the elevator, the pharmacy will be directly to your left. 

    Turfland Retail Pharmacy – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday-Friday; Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna 

    • 2195 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40504

    DIRECTIONS AND PARKING: Turfland Retail Pharmacy is located inside the UK HealthCare outpatient services center at Turfland, 2195 Harrodsburg Road. Free surface parking is available. Park anywhere and enter via the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center entrance. Walk straight until you reach the pharmacy. Please note that curbside service is not available at this time. 

    University Health Pharmacy – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (every day), and Moderna (Fridays only)

    • 830 South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536 

    DIRECTIONS AND PARKING: For University Health Pharmacy, park in the Kentucky Clinic Parking Garage on Huguelet Avenue. (Note that there will be a fee for parking.) As you enter the Kentucky Clinic building from the garage, go through the large double doors immediately in front of you and, if necessary, take the elevator to the first floor. Exit the elevator to the left and proceed down the long hallway toward the Starbucks. Just past the Starbucks, there will be a vestibule with vending machines to the right. Exit the building there, and cross directly into the University Health Service Building. Vaccinations will be given on the first floor, in the open area just past the staircase. 

    2317 Alumni Park Plaza INDOORS ONLY – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday,, 8 a.m. - noon; Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna

    • 2317 Alumni Park Plaza, Lexington, KY 40517

    DIRECTIONS AND PARKING: Alumni Park Plaza is located at the intersection of Alumni Drive and New Circle Road. 2317 is the tall building farthest from the entrance. Free surface parking is available. 

    Blue Box Theater, Gatton Student Center, University of Kentucky – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna 

    • 160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY 40508 

    DIRECTIONS AND PARKING: Paid public parking is available at the front of the student center. Access the parking lot via Avenue of Champions. Enter the building and walk straight ahead. When you reach the large open staircase, the Blue Box Theater will be on your right.

    Anyone who still needs a vaccination or a booster can request an appointment now using the green button above. Parents can also request an appointment invitation for their child below. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18 to the appointment.

    Any questions related to the sign-up process can be directed to 859-218-0111

    COVID-19 vaccinations are provided by UK HealthCare completely free to consumers. 

  • Pfizer booster shots available for eligible groups

    On Sept. 24, the CDC made the following recommendations regarding third-shot COVID-19 vaccination boosters:

    • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
    • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
    • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
    • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

    Anyone who is eligible who wishes to receive a third-shot booster should register for an appointment using the green REQUEST A VACCINATION button above. You must bring your CDC vaccination card or proof of vaccination to the appointment. (Lost your card? Request a copy.) Note that replacement cards cannot be issued at the booster appointment.

    Beginning Oct. 4, vaccinations will be given at University Health Pharmacy, Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy, Turfland Retail Pharmacy and the new Bluegrass Clinic Pharmacy, 3101 Beaumont Centre Circle. Hours will vary by location (see above). Walk-ins will not be accepted – you must register and sign up for an appointment time. )

    Drive-thru vaccinations will be available at 2317 Alumni Park Plaza beginning Oct. 11.

  • 3rd-dose boosters for immunocompromised patients

    UK HealthCare is now offering third-dose booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for solid-organ transplant recipients and other immunocompromised individuals, in accordance with guidance from the FDA and the CDC. Reigstration is now open; you may register here or by clicking the green REQUEST A VACCINATION button located on this page.

    Eligible individuals age 18 and over who have previously received two doses of either the Pfizer or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to request a third dose. People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them. Additional information about who should receive a third-dose booster vaccination is available on the CDC website.

    Those who are eligible should wait at least 28 days after your second vaccination before receiving the third. As long as supply allows it, you should receive the same vaccine for your third dose as your previous doses. For instance, if you previously completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, you should also receive the Pfizer vaccine for your third dose. If there is a supply disruption and the only mRNA vaccine available is the one you did not complete the two-dose series on, then you will be allowed to receive this alternative formulation for your third dose.

    You must bring your CDC vaccination card or other proof of vaccination to your appointment. If you do not have a copy of your CDC vaccination card, a record of your vaccination can be requested from the Kentucky Immunization Registry. The immunization team providing vaccinations will not be issuing replacement vaccine cards.

  • Flu shots available at COVID-19 vaccination appointments

    If you would like to receive your seasonal flu shot at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccination, please just let the pharmacy know when you arrive. The CDC has said it is safe and effective to receive both shots at the same appointment.

    You must be eligible and sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination at ukvaccine.org to also receive your flu shot. Please note that a flu shot can be added to a COVID vaccination appointment, but a COVID vaccination cannot be added to a flu shot appointment.