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Sedgwick County to begin vaccinating Phase 3 and 4 on Monday

This week, the Sedgwick County Health Department begins vaccinating people in phase three and...
This week, the Sedgwick County Health Department begins vaccinating people in phase three and four.(KWCH)
Published: Mar. 21, 2021 at 4:26 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2021 at 12:22 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - This week, the Sedgwick County Health Department begins vaccinating people in Phase Three and Four.

Phase Three includes people with severe medical risks who are younger than 65. These severe risks include cancer, chronic kidney disease and heart conditions, as well as some professional fields that require some close interaction with others. These jobs include utility workers, logistics workers, water/wastewater workers, construction workers, people who work in finance including bankers brokers and lenders, IT workers, communications workers, apartment leasing staff, DoorDash, UberEats and GrubHub drivers, real estate agents, and government employees.

Phase 4 includes people who are 16 to 64 years old and have other, less severe medical risks like asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and obesity.

Sedgwick County Health Department COVID-19 vaccine clinics are held at the former Wichita library downtown at 223 S. Main, and the K-State Research Extension Office, near 21st North and Ridge Road. They are open Monday through Saturday. The community vaccine clinic at K-State Research & Extension will end on Saturday, March 27.

The vaccine clinic at 223 S. Main will be the primary location for people to schedule a vaccine appointment. People who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phases 1-4 are able to schedule an appointment online at www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/vaccine/schedule/

If a person with a severe medical risk has received medical advice to not go to a large vaccine clinic, such as the community vaccination site at 223 S. Main, please call SCHD at (316) 660-1029 to schedule an appointment for the drive-thru clinic.

COVID-19 Sampling/Testing

No cost, walk-in testing offered by Sedgwick County Health Department is now located at the Sunflower Shelter at Sedgwick County Park, 6501 W. 21st St., not at the K-State Research & Extension Center. The Sunflower Shelter is located closer to the park entrance at 13th Street.

Testing is available for residents regardless of symptoms Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon. No appointment is required.

Results of the PCR tests are generally available within 12-24 hours.

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