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For Immediate Release
November 3, 2021
Nicole Gibbs


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – November 3, 2021

COVID-19 Overall Case Count

Confirmed cases as of noon November 3, 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: 5,165

Butler: 11,103

Cowley: 5,680

Sumner: 3,278


Reno: 11,447

*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
  • 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.”
      • 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. Clients must schedule appointments for all vaccine doses. There will be no walk-ins at 223 S. Main.

Sedgwick County provides (Comirnaty) Pfizer vaccine (for people aged 5 and older) or one-dose Johnson and Johnson (for people 18 and older) at walk-in clinics across the County or by appointment 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 – 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 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.
  • 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 to find out if the vaccine is offered there.

Following Federal and State approval, the SCHD will provide no-cost Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 starting Thursday, November 4 at the community vaccine clinic at 223 S. Main.

As part of the vaccine administration, SCHD plans special hours at 223 S. Main tailored to 5 to 11 year olds and their parents on November 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Modifications at the clinic for young people include adding privacy dividers to vaccinator workstations and providing parent education and rewards for children.

At this time, COVID-19 vaccines will not be available for the 5-11 age group at mobile clinics.

No-cost Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) boosters are available at the SCHD community vaccine clinic at 223 S. Main.

Moderna booster will be available, at no-cost, through November 24. SCHD mobile clinics will not provide Moderna boosters at this time.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose.

  • For those vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or after their second dose in the series:
    1. 65 years and older
    2. Age 18 and older who live in long-term care settings
    3. Age 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions
    4. Age 18 and older who work or live in high-risk settings
  • For those vaccinated with the one dose J&J COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those 18 and older and who received the one dose J&J a minimum of two months ago.

Sedgwick County Health Department is providing a no-cost third dose of Pfizer vaccine to people who self-attest to having a moderately or severely weakened immune system and who have previously received two doses of Pfizer vaccine. Documentation of a qualifying condition is not a requirement. People who can receive a third dose should bring documentation of their first and second doses to the vaccine site.

People who can receive a third dose have one or more of the following conditions or treatments:

  • People who have cancer or are taking cancer treating drugs
  • People who have had organ transplants who are taking immunosuppressive drugs
  • People who have diseases of the immune system, most of these are genetic conditions
  • People who are taking drugs to treat serious inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • People with advanced or untreated HIV

If a person received the first and second dose of the Moderna vaccine, it is recommended they return to the location that they received Moderna. They may also check and search for providers administering the Moderna vaccine near their location. The Sedgwick County Health Department only has the Pfizer vaccine available for a third dose.

Mobile and Partner Vaccine Clinics

Day, Date



Scheduling Information

Clinic Highlights

Thursday, November 4

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WSU Koch Arena
1845 Fairmount St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic


Saturday, November 6

2 to 6 p.m.

2825 S. Hillside St., Wichita

Partner Clinic


Sunday, November 7

2 to 4 p.m.

New Beginnings
209 W. 21st St. N., Wichita

Partner Clinic


Wednesday, November 10

12 to 4 p.m.

Wichita State YMCA
2060 N. Mid-Campus Dr., Wichita

Mobile Clinic


Thursday, November 11

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WSU Koch Arena
1845 Fairmount St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic


Saturday, November 13

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Fair
745 N. Westlink Ave., Wichita

Event Clinic


Sedgwick County Updates

  • Sedgwick County Health Department follows CDC’s recommendation of:
    • Vaccinations for anyone eligible including those aged 5 and older as soon as possible.
    • 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
  • On August 13, 2021, KDHE updated their travel quarantine guidance to include in-state 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. This includes both in-state and out-of-state gatherings. A mass gathering is any event or activity where 500 or more people are in the same space at the same time. Mass gatherings include events, parades, fairs, festivals, or other activities held in auditoriums, stadiums, arenas, large conference rooms, meeting halls, theaters or any other confined indoor or outdoor spaces, including school-sponsored activities.
    • Normal operations in locations where large numbers of people are usually present, but typically socially distance or only briefly in close contact (for example airports, transit stations, medical facilities, libraries, shopping centers and stores, typical office environments, school classrooms, restaurants, factories, etc.) are not considered mass gatherings. Specific events held in these locations with more than 500 people who do not socially distance and wear a mask are considered mass gatherings.
    • Sedgwick County allows people who attended a mass gathering to observe the modified 7 or 10 day quarantine period. People who are fully vaccinated or those who have had a documented positive PCR or antigen test in the past six months do not have to quarantine after attending a mass gathering, as long as they do not have symptoms in the 14 days after the last day of the event.
    • For more information, visit KDHE’s COVID-19 Travel Quarantine website