COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that had not previously been seen in humans. Reported illness ranges from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
*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.
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.
Vaccines are available during clinic visits at any Vibrant Health location. The type of vaccine is subject to availability.
Vibrant Health offers COVID-19 vaccination 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.
CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.
Vaccines Authorized For
Children 4 years and under:
Children 5–11 years old:
Teens 12–17 years old:
Everyone 18 years and older:
The number of vaccine doses needed depends on which vaccine you receive. To get the most protection:
If you receive a vaccine that requires two doses, you should get your second shot as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, your second dose may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. You should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval.
People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) at least 28 days after the second dose.
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.
CDC recommends that people ages 65 years and older, residents ages 18 years and older in long-term care settings, and people ages 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series. Other groups may receive a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot based on their individual risk and benefit.
Learn more about who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.
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.
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.
You can get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including a flu vaccine, at the same visit. Experience with other vaccines has shown that the way our bodies develop protection, known as an immune response, and possible side effects after getting vaccinated are generally the same when given alone or with other vaccines. Learn more about the timing of other vaccines.
Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 because:
Evidence is emerging that people get better protection by being fully vaccinated compared with having had COVID-19. One study showed that unvaccinated people who already had COVID-19 are more than 2 times as likely than fully vaccinated people to get COVID-19 again.
A COVID-19 vaccine can cause mild side effects, including:
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.
After you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, take these steps to protect yourself and others:
If you need a new vaccination card, contact the vaccination provider site where you received your vaccine. Your provider should give you a new card with up-to-date information about the vaccinations you have received.
If the location where you received your COVID-19 vaccine is no longer operating, contact your state or local health department’s immunization information system (IIS) for assistance.
CDC does not maintain vaccination records or determine how vaccination records are used, and CDC does not provide the CDC-labeled, white COVID-19 vaccination record card to people. These cards are distributed to vaccination providers by state and local health departments. Please contact your state or local health department if you have additional questions about vaccination cards or vaccination records.
Vibrant Health offers free drive-thru testing at pop-up events across Wyandotte County. No appointment is required for these events, and individuals do not need to be showing symptoms or have a known exposure to receive a test. Results are usually available within ~48 hours.
Vibrant Health offer PCR saliva tests, so please do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum for at least 30 minutes prior to getting tested.
For the latest pop-up testing schedule, please visit our Events page.
You should still get tested if you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
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.
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.
Call 913-342-2552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Before your appointment, please complete a patient registration form. If you are uninsured, please complete the Sliding Fee Discount Program application.
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.
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.