Covid-19 Vaccinations

The dedicated team at Everest Urgent Care in Upper Darby and Chester are diligently working closely with our community partners to offer education, community support and access to available COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Our medical experts are available extended hours seven days a week to provide COVID-19 vaccinations and testing as well as non-emergent urgent care for you and your loved ones.

Covid-19 Vaccinations Update:

Per CDC guidelines, Everest Urgent Care offers the COVID-19 booster for those who are age 12 and over and COVID-19 vaccines for those who are age 5 and over.

Masking Policy:

Everest Urgent Care continues to require patients, visitors, medical personnel and support staff, even if fully vaccinated, to properly wear a mask when inside Everest Urgent Care locations.

Same-Day Appointments:

Walk-ins and same-day appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are available day, evening, weekends and most holidays.

Scam Alert:

Report suspected COVID-19 health care fraud immediately online or 800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477). Read more.

Information about Variants:

Viruses constantly change through mutation and sometimes these mutations result in a new variant of the virus. Some variants emerge and disappear while others persist. New variants will continue to emerge. CDC and other public health organizations monitor all variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the United States and globally.

COVID-19 Vaccinations, What You Need to Know Moving Forward:

  • New variants of the virus are expected to occur.
  • Slowing the spread of the virus, by protecting yourself and others, can help slow the emergence of new variants.
  • The Omicron variant causes more infections and spreads faster than the original SARS-CoV-2 strain of the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • CDC is working with state and local public health officials to monitor the spread of all variants, including Omicron.
  • Getting COVID-19 Vaccinations reduces your risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
  • Staying up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting a booster when eligible, further improves your protection.

COVID-19 Vaccinations FAQs

Symptoms frequently associated with Covid-19 include:

• Fever
• Body aches
• Persistent cough
• Shortness of breath
• The recent loss of your sense of taste and/or smell

If you believe you have recently (within 14 days) come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, we recommend getting tested.

Yes. Everest Urgent Care follows the CDC-recommended COVID-19 vaccine schedules for children and teens.
Yes. As per CDC guidelines, regular vaccinations and the COVID-19 vaccine can be administered at the same time.

Tens of thousands of volunteers ages 5-17 were involved in clinical trials for the vaccines. The clinical trials showed that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective before they got FDA emergency use authorization.

The FDA has given the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine emergency authorization to use in children ages 5 through 15 years old and full approval to use in people ages 16 years and older. Learn more about the process of developing, authorizing, and approving COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines continue to be monitored very closely.

The Omicron variant (known as B.1.1.529) is a highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus strain. The CDC expects that anyone with Omicron infection can spread the virus to others, even if they are vaccinated or do not have symptoms. More data are needed to know if Omicron infections, and especially reinfections and breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated, cause more severe illness or death than infection with other variants.
The Delta variant (known as B.167.2) is a highly contagious (and possibly more severe) SARS-CoV-2 virus strain. The CDC considers the Delta variant a Variant of Concern (VOC). A VOC seems to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which may lead to more cases of COVID-19.
Current vaccines are expected to protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to infection with the Delta and Omicron variants. However, breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated are likely to occur. The recent emergence of Omicron further emphasizes the importance of vaccination and boosters. The CDC recommends that everyone ages 16 years and older should get a booster shot at least two months after their initial J&J/Janssen vaccine or six months after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.
The terms are used to differentiate between the point in time in which they are received, as well as their intent. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines consist of two shots spaced out over several weeks, meant to create antibodies in your system to fight the coronavirus. The intent of the booster shot is to “boost” the effects of the initial vaccinations.
COVID-19 booster shots are the same ingredients (formulation) as the current COVID-19 vaccines. However, in the case of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, the dose is half of the amount of the vaccine people get for their primary series.

Visit the CDC booster shot page to get the latest information on who should get the booster shot and when.

Yes – you can receive your booster shot at Everest Urgent Care even if you did not receive your first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at Everest Urgent Care.
No. Just walk-in. Please bring your insurance card and your vaccine card if you have received previous doses of the vaccine.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine both recommend COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy. Pregnancy increases the risk of severe COVID-19 and recently published studies have confirmed the safety of COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy. If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, you can discuss with your OB doctor.
People who have had COVID-19 still benefit from getting vaccinated as re-infection is possible. Experts do not yet know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. We will not know how long immunity produced by vaccination lasts until we have more data.
It currently is unknown how long immunity produced by vaccination lasts. Hopefully, we will know when there is more data. Both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity are important aspects of COVID-19 that experts are trying to learn more about.
Currently you do not need an appointment. However, you can call whichever location is more convenient for you to determine if we are busy or if you need an appointment in Upper Darby at (610) 352-8000 or in Chester at (484) 480-4700.