Coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Vibrant Health is currently providing the COVID-19 vaccine to patients and the community.
    • Moderna Vaccine: requires 2 doses, with 28 days in between each dose
    • Pfizer Vaccine: requires 2 doses, with 21 days in between each dose
    • Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: 1 dose

How Can I Get a Vaccine?

  • There are multiple ways to get your COVID-19 vaccine:
    • Vaccines are available during clinic visits at any Vibrant Health location. The type of vaccine is subject to availability.
    • Vibrant Health offers the COVID-19 vaccine out in the community through pop-up events. Event schedules can be found on our Events page. Prior to each event, Vibrant Health will communicate which vaccine will be available at that event.

Community Pop-Up Testing Events – Free Tests Available

Vibrant Health offers drive-thru pop-up testing events throughout Wyandotte County. Testing is free and no appointment is required. Individuals do not need to be showing symptoms or have a known exposure to receive a test. Results are available within ~48 hours. 

For the latest pop-up testing schedule, please visit our Events page.

What do I need to know about COVID-19?

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

When to seek emergency medical attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is primarily transmitted from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. These droplets are released when someone with COVID-19 sneezes, coughs, or talks. Infectious droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. To reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, CDC recommends maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.8 meters (6ft) between persons.  Recent data suggest that there can be transmission of COVID-19 through droplets of those with mild symptoms or those who do not feel ill.

How can I protect myself?

Wear a mask

  • Everyone 2 years and older should wear masks in public.
  • Masks should be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart, especially around people who don’t live with you.
  • Wear your mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Fit the mask snugly against the sides of your face, slipping the loops over your ears or tying the strings behind your head.

Stay 6 feet away from others

Get Vaccinated

  • Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19.
  • You should get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you.
  • Once you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces

  • Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters puts you at higher risk for COVID-19.
  • Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible.
  • If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It’s especially important to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your mask
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces

  • Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters puts you at higher risk for COVID-19.
  • Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible.
  • If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It’s especially important to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your mask
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are wearing a mask: You can cough or sneeze into your mask. Put on a new, clean mask as soon as possible and wash your hands.
  • If you are not wearing a mask:
    • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean high touch surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If someone is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Use a household disinfectant product from EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19)external icon according to manufacturer’s labeled directions.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
 

What do I need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine?

What are the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications and lead to death in some people. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. If you get COVID-19, you could spread the disease to family, friends, and others around you. 

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can help protect you by creating an antibody response in your body without your having to become sick with COVID-19. 

A COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective. If you get infected, the vaccine might keep you from becoming seriously ill or developing severe complications. 

Getting vaccinated can also help protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. 

What are the possible side effects of a COVID-19 vaccine?

A COVID-19 vaccine can cause mild side effects, including: 

  • Pain, redness or swelling where the shot was given 
  • Fever 
  • Fatigue
  • Headache 
  • Muscle pain 
  • Chills 
  • Joint pain 

You will be monitored for 15 minutes after getting a COVID-19 vaccine to see if you have an immediate reaction. Most reactions happen with the first few days after vaccination and last no more than three days. If you experience side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, it doesn’t mean that you have COVID-19. Take time to rest and recover. If you develop a fever, stay home. However, it’s not necessary to get a COVID-19 test or quarantine. 

What if I have a reaction?

If you have a reaction that prevents you from eating, sleeping, or working, contact your doctor. Also, contact your doctor if you have a reaction that lasts longer than three days. 

Signs of an allergic reaction include hives, swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, a fast heartbeat, dizziness, and weakness. If you have any of these signs, seek care immediately. 

Can I stop taking safety precautions after getting a COVID-19 vaccine? 

No. Experts want to learn more about the protection that a COVID-19 vaccine provides and how long immunity lasts before changing safety recommendations. Factors such as how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities will also affect these recommendations. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following precautions: 

  • Practice social distancing (6 feet) 
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public places 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol 
  • Stay home if you’re sick 

Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine even if I've already had COVID-19?

Yes. If you’ve had COVID-19, wait until 90 days after your diagnosis to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting COVID-19 might offer some natural protection or immunity from reinfection with the virus that causes COVID-19. But it’s not clear how long this protection lasts. Because reinfection is possible and COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications, it might be recommended that people who have already had COVID-19 get a COVID-19 vaccine.  

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Available at Vibrant Health – Get Results in One-Hour

Rapid COVID-19 Testing is available at Vibrant Health for new and established patients who have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID19. Rapid COVID-19 test results are available within one hour.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How do I get tested?

To get tested for COVID-19, please schedule a telehealth appointment with a Vibrant Health provider. If you are eligible for a test, the provider will schedule you for a test later that day or the next day. All tests will be completed at Vibrant Health Argentine (1428 S. 32nd Street #100, Kansas City, KS 66106). You will not have to leave your vehicle for the test. It’s critical that you arrive on time for your test appointment. Patients who arrive 10 minutes late will need to be rescheduled.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Call 913-342-2552 or email appointments@vibranthealthkc.org to schedule.

How do I prepare for my telehealth appointment?

Before your appointment, please complete a patient registration form. If you are uninsured, please complete the Sliding Fee Discount Program application.

Are rapid tests the same as the pop-up drive-thru events?

No. Rapid COVID-19 testing is only available at a Vibrant Health clinic for those with symptoms or exposure. Appointments must be scheduled to receive a test. 

Pop-up events are scheduled throughout Wyandotte County and no appointment, symptoms or exposure is needed. Tests are free at these events and results are available within ~48 hours. For more information on the pop-up community testing events, visit our Facebook.

How much will a COVID appointment cost?

Patients with insurance will be billed for the telehealth appointment and COVID-19 test. Patients who are uninsured* will be asked to pay the appropriate sliding fee scale amount.

*uninsured patients may be eligible for reimbursement if a COVID test is deemed appropriate. 

To stay up-to-date with accurate information on COVID-19, please refer to the CDC or KDHE: