COVID Vaccine and Testing Information

COVID Symptomatic Testing

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and would like to be tested, an appointment is required at our UAB Urgent Care location. Call 205-975-1881 to schedule your symptomatic COVID testing appointment. Click here for directions.

Pre-Travel Testing for COVID-19

UAB Medicine Urgent Care offers COVID-19 testing for anyone age 12 and up who needs to be tested before traveling. You cannot be tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms. The cost is $125 (not covered by insurance), and no appointment is needed. Simply stop by UAB Urgent Care during operating hours to be tested. The clinic is located in downtown Birmingham at 125 20th Street South, Suite 103, and it is open Monday-Friday 7 am-7 pm, Saturday 8 am-3 pm, and Sunday 1 pm-5 pm.

The COVID-19 test we use is a PCR/NAAT molecular lab test, which is the most commonly required type. However, you should check with your travel destination about which test type is required.

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION:

At this time, everyone age 5 and older is eligible for initial vaccination, and everyone age 12 and older is eligible for booster dose. An appointment can easily be scheduled by clicking below. A parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor when receiving a vaccination or booster.

Click here to view a schedule for vaccination and booster shots.

Click here to view the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers 11-19-21

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose for many people who previously received the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. The booster is for those who received their second dose of Pfizer at least five months ago, with the exception of those who are immune compromised (they may receive a third dose as soon as 28 days following their second vaccine).i* Everyone age 12 and older is approved to receive a COVID-19 booster dose.

Those who have received monoclonal antibodies as a treatment for COVID-19 must wait at least 90 days following the treatment to receive their vaccine or booster dose.

You may also receive your vaccine without an appointment. Just visit one of the locations listed below during regular operating hours to receive your vaccination. Click the links for important information including directions to the vaccine locations:

Need to cancel or reschedule your vaccine appointment request?

To cancel or reschedule your COVID vaccine or COVID testing appointment, please call 205-975-1881.

Lost your COVID vaccination card?

Click Here to request a replacement. Upon receipt of your request, a replacement vaccination card will be created and mailed within 5-7 business days. Your replacement vaccination card will only reflect COVID vaccine doses given by UAB.

Click here to view the CDC V-Safe vaccine information sheet.

Are you pregnant? If so, you could be eligible to participate in the CDC Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Pregnancy and Infancy (ESPI) Vaccine Substudy. UAB researchers are working with the CDC to understand more about the effect of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy for mom and baby. Additionally we are looking for non-pregnant reproductive age women as a comparison group. Monetary compensation up to $100 is provided for your time. If interested, please email or call for more information. UABESPI@uabmc.edu (205) 934-1322.

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