COVID-19 Information

Moderna Vaccine & Booster Shot Available

vybe urgent care is offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 18 years of age and older. Booster shots of the Moderna vaccine are also available for those who have been fully vaccinated for at least five months with the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. If you received the Johnson & Johnson shot, you’re eligible to receive the Moderna booster after two months of being fully vaccinated. While we’re not currently offering the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccines or boosters, per CDC guidelines, mixing different vaccine brands for boosters is allowed.

We offer limited walk-in availability for the vaccine and the booster shot and encourage you to schedule an appointment at your nearest vybe urgent care location.

If you are planning on scheduling a Moderna COVID-19 booster shot, please bring your vaccination card to your appointment. If you no longer have your vaccination card and are unable to bring it, we will provide you with a new one.

Philadelphia’s Vaccine Mandate

On November 19, 2021, the city of Philadelphia announced all city workers must complete a full cycle of COVID-19 vaccinations by January 14, 2022. This mandate applies to all city workers, regardless of full-time, part-time, or seasonal work.

Starting January 17, 2022, the city will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for admission to indoor restaurants, bars, and other entertainment venues serving food or drinks.

Philadelphia’s Mask Mandate

In mid-August of 2021, The Philadelphia Board of Health’s new mask mandate states that essential businesses, including urgent cares like vybe, will require masks for all staff and patrons—regardless of vaccination status.

While becoming fully vaccinated is the most effective way to protect against serious complications from COVID-19, masks have been proven to reduce the risk that unvaccinated and vaccinated people will be infected with COVID.

COVID Vaccine & Booster Available

The Moderna vaccine & booster are available at all vybe locations.

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COVID Testing Available

We also offer self-pay rapid tests that provide same-day results.

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COVID-19 Symptoms

The coronavirus first infects your lungs, nose, and throat, but ultimately can affect any part of your body. People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms and the list has grown since the pandemic began. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and range from mild flu-like symptoms to severe illness. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may be infected with COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • Body aches & muscle pains
  • Persistent cough
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Recent loss of your sense of taste and/or smell

This list is not all-inclusive and coronavirus symptoms are similar to other seasonal issues like cold, flu, and allergies. However, loss of taste or smell is considered one of the most specific symptoms of this virus.  As with the flu, most people who get coronavirus experience fever, cough, muscle pain or weakness, and fatigue, and will have a complete recovery.

Please consult your local vybe urgent care location for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Steps You Can Take to Stay Healthy

The coronavirus spreads via respiratory droplets that occur when talking and from a cough or sneeze.  Everyone should be maximizing “social distancing” to slow the spread of COVID-19, as the disease can be spread by people who may be infected but not have symptoms.  In general, follow the same preventive measures you would take with the flu. Here are things you can do to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the community:

Cover your face

  • Fully cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash your hands
  • Wear a mask in public settings at all times as recommended by the CDC. This is essential, even when social distancing is possible.

Keep your hands clean

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Avoid close contact with others when possible

  • In public, maintain social distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • Stay home unless it is necessary to go to work, purchase necessary items, help someone who needs support, or seek medical care.
  • Use virtual technologies to stay connected with family and friends
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Clean & disinfect

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Frequently touched objects/surfaces include tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

The risk of infection will begin to diminish, but not disappear, during the early stages of vaccination.  The above safety practices will help and are especially important for older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, who are at higher risk of more serious illness due to COVID-19.


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