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For Immediate Release
December 27, 2021
Nicole Gibbs


Archived: Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – December 27, 2021


COVID-19 Overall Case Count

Confirmed cases as of noon December 27, 2021

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




Percent Change

United States








Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County*




SC Deaths





Periphery Counties

Harvey: 6,289

Butler: 12,740

Cowley: 6,889

Sumner: 4,000


Reno: 13,774

*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.


No-Cost, COVID-19 Sampling

  • The County sampling site is located at 4115 E. Harry St., Wichita, KS 67218
  • No-cost, sampling is regularly available for residents, regardless of symptoms, through the Health Department Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Mobile testing sites are held occasionally on Saturdays and Sundays
  • The County sampling site will be closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
  • Text “SC COVID TEST” to 316-215-8313 to get in line for a COVID-19 test through the Sedgwick County Health Department. You will receive a message notifying you of a wait time or to come inside immediately. If Qless is full, you will receive a message stating, “The testing line is full for the rest of the day.”
  • In addition to the Sedgwick County Health Department, there are additional
    testing sites in Wichita for residents to utilize. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please visit
  • Results are generally by the afternoon of the next day. 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. 

Clients Sampled On:

Test Results Available On-line Afternoon Of:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Next Business Day

Friday by 1 p.m.


Friday after 1 p.m., Saturday, Sunday


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


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

Hours and days of operation at the community vaccine clinic at 223 S. Main are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Walk-in only. No appointment is needed. To decrease appointment time, bring proof of prior vaccination.

  • The community vaccine clinic will be closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

Sedgwick County provides Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine for people 5 and older or one-dose Johnson and Johnson (for people 18 and older) at walk-in clinics across the County or at 223 S. Main. Find a location near you at

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer) – fully approved COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 and older
  • Pfizer – under emergency use authorization (EUA) for individuals 5 to 15 years old and for the administration of a third dose in certain individuals with weakened immune systems
  • Johnson and Johnson (J&J) – under emergency use authorization for individuals 18 and older
  • You are not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after receiving your vaccination:
    • One shot for Johnson and Johnson vaccine
    • Second shot for Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccines
  • Everyone, especially minors, are encouraged to eat a meal or snack prior to arriving to prevent any nausea that may occur following vaccination.
  • If you are receiving a vaccine, the Sedgwick County Health Department recommends stay well hydrated before and after receiving your dose.
  • To find a vaccine clinic near you, visit and enter your ZIP Code. You can also check with your doctor’s office or community health center.


On December 16, CDC updated its recommendation to state a preference for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and boosters over J&J. For a list of Moderna vaccine providers, visit

FDA and CDC approved Pfizer for EUA use of boosters for people 16-17 who previously received Pfizer vaccine.

SCHD provides the following COVID-19 vaccine booster doses:

  • For people 16-17 years old, a Pfizer booster 6 months or more after a second Pfizer dose.
    • For people 18 and older, a Pfizer booster 6 months or more after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two months or more after receiving J&J vaccine.


Mobile and Partner Vaccine Clinics

Day, Date



Scheduling Information

Clinic Highlights

Wednesday, December 29

12 to 4 p.m.

Urban League of Kansas
2418 E. 9th St. N., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

Pediatric doses provided

Wednesday, January 5

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wichita State University
Charles Koch Arena
1845 Fairmount St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic


Thursday, January 6

2 to 6 p.m.

Bethany United Methodist Church
1601 S. Main St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

Pediatric doses provided

Friday, January 7

2 to 5 p.m.

Cedar Chapel
United Methodist Church
1140 E. 47th St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

Pediatric doses provided

Saturday, January 8

12 to 4 p.m.

USD 263
Mulvane High School
1900 N. Rock Rd., Mulvane

Mobile Clinic

Pediatric doses provided

Monday, January 10

3 to 7 p.m.

Walters Library
4195 E. Harry St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

Pediatric doses provided

Tuesday, January 11

3 to 7 p.m.

Alford Library
3447 S. Meridian Ave., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

Pediatric doses provided

Sedgwick County Updates

  • Sedgwick County Health Department follows CDC’s recommendation of:
    • Vaccinations for anyone eligible including those ages 5 and older as soon as possible.
    • Wearing of masks or face coverings. These recommendations include anyone not fully vaccinated ages 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 in Sedgwick County).
  • On August 13, 2021, KDHE updated their travel quarantine guidance to include mass gatherings of 500 or more. KDHE requires anyone who attends a mass gathering of 500 or more people where individuals do not socially distance and wear a mask to quarantine after the last day of the event.

For more information, visit KDHE’s COVID-19 Travel Quarantine website.