Recently, Governor DeSantis authorized that state-allocated COVID-19 vaccinations be provided to persons age 65 or older in addition to front-line health care workers. UF Health is offering these vaccinations to UF faculty and staff in Alachua County who are 65 or older.
If you are UF faculty or staff, age 65 or older, you will receive a message from UF Health, either generated by UF Health’s MyUFHealth system or by an email requesting that you set up an account via that system, inviting you to make an appointment to receive the vaccination. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to protect yourself and others. If you have questions or concerns about the vaccine, please contact your primary care provider.
What does the email from UF Health look like?
If you have previously activated your MyUFHealth patient portal (MyChart) with UF Health, you should have received a message like the one below inviting you to sign in to view a message in MyUFHealth. Please note that this email will come to whichever email address you provided to UF Health when you established your MyChart account. This email address may be different than your UF email address, so please be sure to check any of your personal email accounts as well.
If you have never been a patient at a UF Health practice or have never established a MyUFHealth account, you will receive an invitation to do so either via:
- Your work email address (e.g., AGator@ufl.edu) if you have never been a patient, or
- The email address associated with your patient records if you were previously a patient
This email will typically look like this:
But may look like this:
What do I do if I can’t recall my MyUFHealth login information?
- If you do not recall your MyUFHealth password, please use the “Forgot Password?” link on the MyUFHealth website to reset your password.
- If you do not recall your MyUFHealth username, please use the “Forgot Username?” link on the MyUFHealth website to locate your username.
- If you do not recall either your username or password, please call (352) 265-6983 (MYUF) during business hours and request assistance with your account.
What do I do if I have difficulty logging in or setting up MyUFHealth?
If you have received the vaccination invitation but are experiencing technical difficulties related to MyUFHealth, please call (352) 265-6983(MYUF) during business hours for assistance with gaining access to your account.
What if I did not receive an email from MyUFHealth?
UF Health is aware of a small number of individuals who may not have received an invitation and is reaching out to those individuals by phone to help them schedule an appointment. The phone number will show on caller ID as an 855 phone number.
What do I do if I need to reschedule my appointment?
If you need to reschedule your first dose of the vaccine, you can login to MyUFHealth to find your appointment and click Reschedule. This will give you an opportunity to select a new appointment.
If you need to reschedule your second dose of the vaccine, please use the Cancel option in MyUFHealth. Staff at the Pharmacy Call Center will contact you to assist you with finding a new appointment time.
How can my spouse/partner schedule an appointment to receive the vaccination?
If your spouse/partner is not a current UF employee, they may contact their primary care provider or local county health department to inquire about how to receive a vaccination.
What do I do if I think I should have received an invitation, but have not?
Because UF Health’s invitation may have been sent to a personal address instead of your UF email address, please be sure to double-check all of your personal accounts. If you have checked all of your email accounts but cannot locate an email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does this include emeritus faculty who are 65+?
Yes; emeritus faculty over 65 are also eligible for vaccinations upon request and will be invited.
What if I work outside of Alachua County?
If your work location is outside of Alachua County, please contact your local county health department to inquire about how to receive a vaccination.
What if I am 65 or older but not a UF employee and want to get vaccinated?
If you are age 65 and over and are interested in getting a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County, please fill out the form here. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 1 month apart. If you are not comfortable using the form, please call the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County COVID-19 hotline at 352-334-8810. If you have already completed this form, there is NO NEED to re-submit or call the hotline. Vaccine consent forms and fact sheets available from the state here.