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Appointments for Phase 2 of vaccine distribution for Sedgwick County residents completely booked

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Published: Jan. 20, 2021 at 4:48 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: Friday, January 22, 2021 - All vaccination appointments for Sedgwick County residents over the age of 83 are booked, the county said.

Appointments will be made available if there are cancellations or when more vaccine doses become available.

Update: Thursday, January 21, 2021 - Sedgwick County announced on Thursday that it is now allowing residents 83 and older to sign up for Phase 2 vaccinations. The county said it lowered the age based on the number of appointments scheduled so far. The registration is for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The county said it is focusing on people 83 and older, due to their likelihood of serious complications if they test positive for COVID-19. The Sedgwick County Health Department will provide the COVID-19 vaccine at INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman St., Wichita 67202.

Residents who have mobility difficulties may receive the vaccine in their vehicle and be observed without coming into the Arena. Mobile vaccine clinics will be scheduled in the future.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

In anticipation of receiving less than 2,000 new doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week, and based on guidance from KDHE, Sedgwick County announced Wednesday plans to move into Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine timeline.

Starting Wednesday, residents aged 90 and older who are not living in long-term care facilities may schedule their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine online or via phone. Additionally, healthcare-associated workers (HCAW) listed in Phase 1 who have not yet received their first dose may also schedule an appointment. The Sedgwick County Health Department will provide the COVID-19 vaccine at INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman St., Wichita 67202.

With the limited number of vaccines, the county said it is focusing on people 90 and older, due to their likelihood of serious complications if they test positive for COVID-19. Local pharmacies CVS and Walgreens are vaccinating residents and staff of long-term care facilities.

To schedule an appointment with the county, an individual or a caretaker must register online: https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/vaccine-information/covid-19-vaccine-dose-1-health-care-associated-workers-or-sedgwick-county-residents-age-90-and-older/. Caretakers may register for the individual. If an online appointment cannot be made, the individual or caretaker may dial (316) 660-1029 to schedule an appointment over the phone. Caregivers are welcome to join the resident at the appointment but will not receive the vaccine at that time.

The county said additional vaccination scheduling options will be offered in the future. Contact your medical provider prior to the vaccine appointment if you have questions about how the vaccine may interact with your medical condition and the medications you take.

Follow the steps below to receive your vaccine. The asks that you allow at least 45 minutes for your appointment.

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