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For Immediate Release
September 1, 2021
Nicole Gibbs


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – September 1, 2021

COVID-19 Overall Case Count

Confirmed cases as of noon September 1, 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: 4,196

Butler: 9,060

Cowley: 4,671

Sumner: 2,596

Kingman: 909

Reno: 9,636

*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


Second Dose (considered fully vaccinated)


Third Dose (Recommended for those immunocompromised)


Single-Dose Vaccine (considered fully vaccinated)*


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

Sedgwick County provides Comirnaty (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

  • 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 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.


Sedgwick County Health Department is providing a no-cost third dose of Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine to people who self-attest to having a moderately or severely weakened immune system and who have previously received two doses of Comirnaty (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 Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine available for a third dose.


On Monday, August 23, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This is the agency’s first complete authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine.


The vaccine will now be marketed as Comirnaty, with the full authorization applying to vaccine recipients aged 16 and older. The vaccine will continue to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA) for individuals aged 12 to 15 and in the administration of third doses to those with certain immune conditions or treatments.


Mobile and Partner Vaccine Clinics

Sedgwick County provides Comirnaty (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


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




Day, Date



Scheduling Information

Clinic Highlights

Friday, September 3

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Mobile Clinic


Saturday, September 4

1 to 4 p.m.

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

Partner Clinic


Wednesday, September 8

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friend’s University

2100 W. University St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic


Thursday, September 9

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friend’s University

2100 W. University St., Wichita

Mobile Clinic


Thursday, September 9

5 to 8 p.m.

Heights High School
5301 N. Hillside St., Wichita

Partner Clinic


Friday, September 10

3 to 7 p.m.

Cheney Fire Department

525 N. Main St., Cheney

Mobile Clinic


Friday, September 10

5 to 8 p.m.

Southeast High School
2641 S. 127th St. E., Wichita

Partner Clinic


Sunday, September 12

1 to 5 p.m.

East High School
2301 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita

Partner Clinic


Monday, September 13

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Salvation Army

350 N. Market St., Wichita

Event Clinic


Monday, September 13

5 to 8 p.m.

South High School

701 W. 33rd St. N., Wichita

Partner Clinic



No-Cost, COVID-19 Sampling

  • 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. No appointment is required.
  • 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 the Q-line is full, you will receive a message stating, “The testing line is full for the rest of the day.”
  • 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 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. 
  • 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.


Friday after 1 p.m., Saturday, Sunday





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