UCSF COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hub

Updated June 18, 2021

With an ample supply of COVID-19 vaccines on hand, UCSF continues to vaccinate its employees, learners, patients and the public.

New Walk-in Vaccination Site for Employees and Learners at Parnassus Heights

UCSF is offering COVID-19 vaccines for employees and learners in Moffitt Hospital, Room M 286, on the Parnassus Heights campus. Employees may just walk into this new location or schedule an appointment by calling (415) 476-3307. Here are the dates and hours of operation for the new vaccination site in Room M 286:

  • Tuesdays, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. from June 1 to August 31
  • Fridays, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May 28 to August 27

Vaccines Available for Everyone Ages 12 and Older

As previously reported, youth ages 12 to 15 are eligible to get Pfizer vaccines in San Francisco, Oakland and Fresno. UCSF’s vaccination sites have a large supply of Pfizer vaccines available. Here’s what you should know:

San Francisco: UCSF Health has many appointments available for employees, youth and patients at the drive-through vaccination site at City College of San Francisco, a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco.

  • Youth or employees who are parents/guardians can make appointments for this week and next week at City College San Francisco by using this link.
  • Employees can make appointments by using this link.
  • Patients can make appointments by using this link.
  • Please be sure to answer yes to this question, “Do you live, work or receive care in San Francisco?”

Benioff Children’s Hospital (BCH) Oakland: Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is now scheduling appointments for UCSF Employees and Learners. You can make appointments for Oakland’s clinic by calling (415) 514-1196. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Choose option 1, and stay on the line to speak with an operator, who will schedule an appointment.

Also, scheduling appointments for all youth, ages 12 to 24 years old. Youth or parents/guardians can make appointments for Oakland’s clinic by calling (415) 514-1196. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Choose option 2, and stay on the line to speak with an operator, who will schedule an appointment.

Fresno: The UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL COVID-19 Equity Project is vaccinating youth age 12 years and older at its drive-through vaccination clinic at Fresno City College. Please note:

  • No appointments are needed, but appointments are available on myturn.ca.gov.
  • Parent or guardian consent is required. Teens age 14 and older also must consent.
  • Proof of age, such as a birth certificate, school parent/student portal printout or other documentation, is required.
  • For more information, visit www.fresno.ucsf.edu/cep, email [email protected] or call or text (559) 349-8082.

Vaccine Compliance: UCSF encourages all members of the UCSF community to be vaccinated. All faculty, staff and trainees are required to be vaccinated or to decline a vaccination by June 30, 2021. Read more about vaccine compliance here.

Vaccine Webinar: In an effort to answer any and all questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, UCSF convened a vaccine webinar for employees, a recording of that presentation is available as video on demand.



This dashboard provides an overview of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout at UCSF. It includes metrics on vaccination counts and rates for patients, employees, and community healthcare workers (HCW) who were vaccinated by UCSF.

Key definitions for data on this dashboard:

  • Cumulative Persons Vaccinated: persons who have received at least one dose
  • Persons Fully Vaccinated: persons who have completed either the single-dose or two-dose regimen 

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Vaccine Guidance


Vaccine Facts and Resources

Vaccines Approved for Use in the U.S.

The table below summarizes what’s known and not yet known about each of the COVID-19 vaccines that have been granted Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S Food and Drug Administration.

  Pfizer Moderna Johnson & Johnson
Date Vaccine Authorized by FDA Dec. 11, 2020 Dec. 18, 2020 Feb. 27, 2021
Vaccine Technology mRNA vaccine mRNA vaccine Modified adenovirus
Populations Authorized for Vaccination People age 16 and older People age 18 and older People age 18 and older
Number of Doses Required 2 2 1
Days Between First and Second Dose 21 28 n/a
Peak Efficacy 95% effective at preventing symptomatic disease 94.1% effective at preventing symptomatic disease 85% effective at preventing severe disease*
When Peak Efficacy is Reached 7 days after Dose #2 7 days after Dose #2 28 days after vaccination
How Long Immunity Lasts TBD TBD TBD

*The clinical trials for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine assessed different COVID-19 symptoms and were conducted at different times during the pandemic. All three vaccines were found to be effective in reducing or preventing severe disease, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a UCSF patient, find more FAQs on the Patient Hub.

More vaccine questions? Email [email protected]