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For Immediate Release
August 11, 2021
CONTACT
Nicole Gibbs

316-660-9370

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – August 11, 2021

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon August 11, 2021
(U.S. cases: Johns Hopkins University & Medicine; Kansas and counties cases: Kansas Department of Health & Environment; Sedgwick County Cases: Sedgwick County Health Department)

Location

Monday

Today

Percent Change

United States

35,820,698

36,097,052

+0.77

Kansas

342,196

344,937

+0.80

Kansas Deaths

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5,357

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Sedgwick County*

51,829

52,156

+0.63

SC Deaths

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663

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Periphery Counties

Harvey: 3,895

Butler: 8,241

Cowley: 4,308

Sumner: 2,364

Kingman: 843

Reno: 8,993

*Sedgwick County’s data reflects people who test positive with nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, oropharyngeal (throat) swab, or saliva molecular testing (confirmed COVID-19 cases). The KDHE dashboard differs because it also includes people who are IgM antibody test or antigen test positive if they are linked to a confirmed case or if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Vaccination Doses Given by Sedgwick County

This table shows how many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been provided by the Health Department. Vaccines are only available for Sedgwick County residents. More information can be found at the COVID-19 Vaccination StoryMap.

Dose Description

Cumulative Doses Given

First Dose

                          118,334

Second Dose (considered fully vaccinated)

109,309

Single-Dose Vaccine (considered fully vaccinated)*

5,501

Total Doses Given by Sedgwick County Health Department

233,144

*This table only contains vaccination doses given by the Sedgwick County Health Department. Other vaccination providers are required to report vaccination doses given to KDHE, not Sedgwick County.

Sedgwick County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Sedgwick County provides Pfizer vaccine (for people aged 12 and older) or one-dose Johnson and Johnson (for people 18 and older) at walk-in clinics (including the community vaccine clinic, 223 S. Main) across the County. Find a location near you at https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/vaccine/clinic-locations/.

  • You are not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after receiving your second shot.
  • Everyone, especially minors, are encouraged to eat a meal or snack prior to arriving to prevent any nausea that may occur following your vaccination.
  • If you are receiving a vaccine, the Sedgwick County Health Department asks that you are well hydrated before and after receiving your dose.
  • People going to the community vaccine clinic should plan to bring a quarter for the parking meter.
  • To find a vaccine clinic near you, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/search/ and enter your ZIP Code. You can also check with your doctor’s office or community health center to find out if the vaccine is offered there.

Mobile and Partner Vaccine Clinics

Sedgwick County provides Pfizer vaccine (for people aged 12 and older) or one-dose Johnson and Johnson (for people aged 18 and older) at no-cost walk in clinics – including the community vaccine clinic, 223 S. Main – across the County. If you are a business planning an event and would like to offer COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the Sedgwick County Health Department at SCHDCovidVaccine@sedgwick.gov

Item giveaways may be provided to people who receive vaccine at certain mobile and partner clinic locations as identified below.

Day, Date

Time

Location

Scheduling Information

Clinic Highlights

Friday, August 13

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Woodland United
Methodist Church
1100 W. 15th St. N., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

 

Saturday, August 14

7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Farmers Market
7001 W. 21st St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

 

Saturday, August 14

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vaccine Jabs and Tail Wags
223 S. Main, Wichita

Event Clinic

Pet vaccine voucher provided.

Saturday, August 14

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

OJ Watson Park
3022 S. McLean Blvd., Wichita

Event Clinic

 

Saturday, August 14

1 to 4 p.m.

St. James Missionary Church
1350 N. Ash St., Wichita

Partner Clinic

 

Sunday, August 15

12 to 3 p.m.

Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 W. Zoo Blvd., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

 

Monday, August 16

9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

United Methodist Open Door
2130 E. 21st St. N., Wichita

Partner Clinic

 

Tuesday, August 17

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christian Faith Center
1130 S. Broadway, Wichita

Partner Clinic

 

Tuesday, August 17

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Table of Hope
156 S. Kansas St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

 

Tuesday, August 17

3 to 6 p.m.

WSU Tech NCAT
4004 N. Webb Rd., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

 

Tuesday, August 17

3 to 7 p.m.

City of Derby
512 E. Madison Ave., Derby

Mobile Clinic

 

Wednesday, August 18

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Salvation Army
350 N. Market St., Wichita

Event Clinic

 

Wednesday, August 18

3 to 6 p.m.

WSU Tech City Center
301 S. Grove St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

 

Wednesday, August 18

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Woodland United
Methodist Church
1100 W. 15th St. N., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

 

Thursday, August 19

3 to 7 p.m.

Cheney Fire Department
525 N. Main St., Cheney

Mobile Clinic

 

Special Event No-Cost Vaccine Vouchers for Pets Offered at COVID-19 Clinic on August 14!

Pets and people receive vaccines to prevent disease. Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) is partnering with Sedgwick County Animal Response Team (SCART) and area veterinarian (vet) clinics to offer a no-cost vaccine voucher for pets.

  • Individuals who receive a no-cost COVID-19 vaccine at the “Vaccine Jabs & Tail Wags” clinic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 14 at the community vaccine clinic, 223 S. Main in Wichita, will receive one no-cost vaccine voucher for their dog or cat. No appointment is necessary and masks are required in the building. Do not bring pets inside the community vaccine clinic. Instead, show us a picture of your best furry friend, and you’ll receive a Pet Kit to take home to them.
  • The pet vaccine voucher will include a list of participating vet clinics that voucher recipients should contact within 30 days to schedule their pet for a vaccination. No appointments using the voucher can be made after September 13. Eligible pet vaccines include Rabies and either Canine Distemper/Parvo (dog) or Feline FIV (cat).

No-Cost, Walk-In COVID-19 Sampling

  • No-cost, walk-in sampling is regularly available for residents, regardless of symptoms, through the Health Department Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. No appointment is required.
  • Mobile testing sites are held occasionally on Saturdays and Sundays
  • The County sampling site is at the Sedgwick County Park Sunflower Shelter, 6501 W. 21st St, Wichita, KS, 67205 and takes saliva, NP, and oral PCR samples.
    • Please enter off of 13th Street and follow the signs in the park.
    • Results are generally available within 12-24 hours. The Health Department will make three attempts to reach residents with their results.
      • If you receive a voicemail or missed call from the Health Department, please call back in order to receive your results.
      • For the quickest response, please call (316) 660-1022 and listen for the prompt to leave a message for the results department. 
  • NOTICE! The County sampling site will be CLOSED on Monday, September 6.  
  • Beginning Monday July 19, Sedgwick County Health Department will perform in-house testing of COVID-19 nasopharyngeal (NP) and oropharyngeal (OP) samples collected by Health Department staff.

Clients Sampled On:

Test Results Available On-line Afternoon Of:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Next Business Day

Friday by 1 p.m.

Saturday

Friday after 1 p.m., Saturday, Sunday

Monday

Sedgwick County Updates

  • After insightful discussions during the Board of County Commission staff meeting on Tuesday, August 3, regarding the latest local information on COVID-19, Dr. Minns is making a strong recommendation to Sedgwick County for the following:
    • Vaccinations for anyone eligible including those aged 12 and older as soon as possible.
    • Follow the CDC recommendation regarding the wearing of masks or face coverings.  These recommendations include anyone not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, wear a mask in indoor public spaces. Additionally, in areas of substantial or high transmission (including Sedgwick County) consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings or for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. 
    • For individuals that are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission (including Sedgwick County).
  • The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is partnering with Lyft to provide access to reliable, affordable transportation to older adults who need a ride to the get to their COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Johns Hopkins University and IBM Research have unveiled a new artificial-intelligence chat-bot developed to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
    • The chat-bot, Vaccine Information Resource Assistant, or VIRA, allows you to ask questions about COVID-19 vaccines and provides science-based answers.
    • It can be found at www.vaxchat.org.