Loma Linda University Health is working with the State of California and BlueShield to provide the COVID-19 vaccines to our community. COVID-19 boosters are recommended by the CDC, and third dose shots are available for immunocompromised patients.

You can browse available locations and schedule a vaccination, booster, or third dose appointment at our facilities using My Turn, California's official vaccination website. Appointments are also available by phone at some locations.

Schedule on My Turn

Please do not schedule more than one appointment per person — all but the first will be canceled.

Kids' Vaccines and Boosters

COVID-19 vaccines are available for children 5-17 years old. Kids 5-11 may receive a vaccine at our Pediatric Express Care location. Visit the CDC's website to learn if your child can receive a COVID-19 booster.

Our Vaccine Locations

Loma Linda University Pediatric Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a current Loma Linda University Health patient to schedule an appointment?

No, you do not need to be a current patient to schedule an appointment. If you’re scheduling an appointment at one of our locations, you will be prompted to create an account for our patient portal, MyChart. Creating a MyChart account will allow easier check-in when receiving your vaccine. Please create a MyChart account when asked to do so during the scheduling process (use the activation code in your appointment confirmation email).

How can I get my vaccination record?

You can get a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record using California's online portal.

If you're a current Loma Linda University Health patient, you can view your COVID-19 vaccination record using MyChart. After logging in, go to "Health" and then "Immunizations."

Which vaccine or booster should I get?

Getting vaccinated: For most people, the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are preferred over the J&J vaccine. Children aged 5-17 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Learn more about who should get the J&J vaccine on the CDC's website.

Getting a booster: A booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna is preferred for everyone 12 years and older. Children aged 12-17 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech booster.

Learn more about booster shot recommendations on the CDC's website.


How and when do I schedule my second dose appointment?

If you receive the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at one of our locations, our staff will schedule your second dose appointment at your first dose appointment. The J&J vaccine does not require a second dose.

If you’re getting vaccinated at one of our locations, please do not schedule a second dose appointment online (as it will be canceled). To cancel your second dose appointment, please email pd2@llu.edu.

Our locations are following the protocols for scheduling second dose appointments that have been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The guidelines state you should receive your second dose after the 21st day and up to six weeks for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and after the 28th day and up to six weeks for the Moderna vaccine. All second dose appointments will be scheduled in that timeframe.

Booster shot appointments can be scheduled on My Turn.

How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment?

Please contact the vaccine clinic where your appointment is scheduled to cancel or reschedule.

What happens before, during and after my vaccination?

  • Follow mask and social distancing guidelines.
  • Receive a vaccination card with important info about your vaccine.
  • For appointments at our locations, your second dose appointment will be scheduled by our staff after you receive your first dose. 
  • Stay for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine in case you have a reaction (30 minutes if you've previously had a severe vaccine reaction or anaphylaxis).
  • Be prepared for common mild side effects — talk to your doctor if your reaction is more serious. Report your side effects using the CDC’s V-safe app.
  • Go to your second vaccine dose appointment. Use MyChart to view your appointment or reschedule.
  • After you're fully vaccinated, consider getting a booster shot if you meet the CDC eligibility guidelines.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for kids?

Clinical trials with thousands of children have shown the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is safe for kids ages five to 17. Kids 11 and younger receive a smaller dose using a smaller needle designed for children.

All kids need two doses of the vaccine, and a booster shot is recommended for kids 12 and older. Your child is safe to receive a second dose and booster shot even if they have common side effects from the first dose. Serious side effects from any dose are extremely rare. If your child had an allergic reaction to their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, they should not get another dose.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and kids.