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For Immediate Release
January 24, 2022
Nicole Gibbs


Archived: Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – January 24, 2022


COVID-19 Overall Case Count

Confirmed cases as of noon January 24, 2022

(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: 8,462

Butler: 17,344

Cowley: 9,372

Sumner: 5,144


Reno: 16,859

*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 Testing

  • The County sampling and testing site is located at 4115 E. Harry St., Wichita, KS 67218
  • No-cost, testing is regularly available for residents, regardless of symptoms, through the Health Department Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.
  • Mobile testing sites are held occasionally on Saturdays and Sundays
  • 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 to check back later and a link to other testing sites. With the recent COVID-19 surge, testing is in high demand. Virtual wait times may be longer, but Qless will inform you when to enter the building.  
  • 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 or visit
    • KDHE has a mass testing site located at 1847 N. Chautauqua St. The site is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Results are generally available 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. 
  • Sedgwick County also has a drive-thru testing site at 777 Waterman St. The site hours are Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri. from 2:30 to 7 p.m. and Sat. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointments are necessary.

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. 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.

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
    • CDC recommends Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and boosters over J&J. For a list of Moderna vaccine providers, visit
  • 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 staying 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.

SCHD provides the following COVID-19 vaccine booster doses:

  • For people 12 and older, a Pfizer booster 5 months or more after a second Pfizer dose.
  • For people 18 and older, a Pfizer booster 5 months or more after their second dose of Moderna vaccine or two months or more after receiving J&J vaccine.

Mobile and Partner Vaccine Clinics

Day, Date



Scheduling Information

Clinic Highlights

Tuesday, January 25

3 to 7 p.m.

Alford Library
3447 S. Meridian Ave., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

Pediatric doses provided

Wednesday, January 26

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Mobile Clinic


Saturday, January 29

2 to 4 p.m.

Maya Angelou Library
3051 E. 21st St. N., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

Pediatric doses provided

Monday, January 31

10 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.

Exploration Place
300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita

Mobile Clinic

Pediatric doses provided

Monday, January 31

3 to 7 p.m.

Walters Library
4195 E. Harry St., 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 and Omicron variants and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear 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.
  • On December 30, 2021, KDHE updated its quarantine and isolation guidance for health-care workers in hospital settings and for the general public. Sedgwick County Health Department has reviewed and adopted KDHE’s guidance. The information is summarized below: