Flu Shots Available at Sedgwick County Health Department Beginning Oct. 1
(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Beginning October 1, flu shots will be available at the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD). The influenza vaccination (flu shot) continues to be the best way to protect you and your family from becoming ill with the flu.
At SCHD, flu shots are available to uninsured adults, uninsured children, and children covered under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid/KanCare (Aetna Better Health, Sunflower, or United Healthcare). Uninsured adults and children receive the flu shot at no cost; children with CHIP or Medicaid/KanCare have no co-pay.
Flu shots are available by appointment only. You can make appointments by calling 316-660-7300 for one of the locations below:
SCHD Main Clinic Hours (2716 W. Central in Wichita):
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday: Noon to 6:30 p.m.
Mobile Vaccination Clinic Hours in Sedgwick County:
- Every Tuesday: Clifton location of the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC), 1131 S. Clifton, Wichita, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- 3rd Tuesday of each month (beginning in November): Haysville Learning Center, 150 Stewart St, Haysville, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., limited slots available
- Every Wednesday: Main WIC location, 1900 E. 9th St. N., Wichita, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- 2nd Thursday of each month (beginning in November): Derby Public Schools USD 260, 1550 E. Walnut Grove Road, Derby, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., limited slots available
For children and adults with private medical insurance, please visit one of the following locations for a flu shot: CVS, Dillon’s, Walgreens, Walmart, your primary care provider or a community health clinic.
Anyone can get the flu. Influenza viruses spread from person to person every year through coughing, sneezing, and close contact. Flu strikes suddenly and can last several days. Symptoms vary by age and can include fever/chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and runny or stuffy nose.
The flu shot cannot cause the flu since the vaccine does not contain live virus. The SCHD and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a flu shot every year for everyone six months or older, unless directed by a physician. A flu shot can keep you from getting the flu, make symptoms less severe if you do become ill, and keep you from spreading the virus to your family and others, including those unable to receive immunization.
To learn more about flu, please visit www.cdc.gov/flu.