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For Immediate Release
December 19, 2022
Stephanie Birmingham


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – December 19, 2022

COVID-19 Overall Case Count

Confirmed cases as of noon December 19, 2022

(U.S. cases: Johns Hopkins University & Medicine; Kansas and counties cases: Kansas Department of Health & Environment; Sedgwick County Cases: Sedgwick County Health Department)


Monday, Dec. 12

Monday, Dec. 19

Percent Change

United States








Sedgwick County*




 *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 antigen test positive.
**Beginning May 18, KDHE will only update their COVID-19 dashboard once a week on Wednesdays.

 No-Cost, COVID-19 Testing

Vaccination Doses Given by Sedgwick County

This table shows how many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been provided by the Health Department. More information can be found at the COVID-19 Vaccination StoryMap.

Dose Description

Cumulative Doses Given

First Dose


Second Dose (considered fully vaccinated)


Third Dose (Recommended for those immunocompromised)


Single-Dose Vaccine (considered fully vaccinated)*


Booster Dose


Total Doses Given by Sedgwick County Health Department


*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

SCHD offers no-cost COVID-19 vaccine to uninsured adults and uninsured or state-insured children at its Main Clinic, 2716 W. Central. Eligible individuals can call 316-660-7361 to make an appointment. The Main Clinic offers Pfizer for children 6 months and older and Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax vaccines for adults over 18.

 Sedgwick County also provides Pfizer vaccine (for people 5 and older) or one-dose Johnson & Johnson (for people 18 and older) at walk-in clinics across the County. Find a location near you at
Vaccinations for children under 5 are not offered at SCHD mobile vaccine clinics unless specified.

An updated, bivalent COVID-19 booster dose is available to people over age 5 who completed a primary series at least 2 months ago.

UPDATE:  Federal agencies have approved use of the updated, bivalent vaccine in children up to 5 years old. Updated vaccine for this age group is not yet locally available.

Under the federal approvals:

  • Children ages 6 months–4 years old who complete a Moderna primary series can receive an updated Moderna booster two months later.
  • 5-year-old children who complete a Moderna primary series can receive Pfizer’s or Moderna’s updated boosters two months later.

Children ages 6 months–4 years who received two doses of the three-dose Pfizer primary series will now receive the updated Pfizer vaccine as a third dose. A booster dose is not authorized for children in this age group.

Mobile and Partner Vaccine Clinics

Day, Date



Scheduling Information

Clinic Highlights

December 19

3 to 7 p.m.

Walters Library
4195 E. Harry St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic


 To find a different vaccine clinic near you, visit and enter your ZIP Code.

Sedgwick County Updates

  • On August 11, 2022, the CDC updated its exposure and isolation guidance for the public:

If you are exposed to COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19
or have COVID-19 symptoms

·         Wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask when indoors and around people, including at home.

·         With Day 0 as the date of exposure, test on Day 5.

·         If the test is negative, continue to wear a mask around others through Day 10.

·         If the test is positive, immediately begin isolation.


·         With a positive test and no symptoms or mild symptoms, isolate through Day 5.

·         With moderate or severe symptoms or if immunocompromised, isolate through Day 10.

·         Regardless of symptoms, wear a mask around others through Day 10.

o    You can stop wearing a mask after Day 5 with two sequential negative antigen tests taken 48 hours apart.

·         If at any time COVID-19 symptoms recur or worsen, restart isolation at Day 0.

  • On September 23, 2022, the CDC updated its exposure and isolation guidance for healthcare workers. For more information on the updated guidance, visit the CDC website here.
  • The CDC is still developing updated guidance for people who live or work in high-risk group settings (corrections facilities, nursing homes).