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Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Wichita to close June 24

Sedgwick County Health Department needs assistance keeping up with COVID-19 case data.
Sedgwick County Health Department needs assistance keeping up with COVID-19 case data.(kwch)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 4:20 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - After June 24, the Sedgwick County Health Department announced that it will no longer operate the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Wichita Transit Operations at 777 E. Waterman. The reason for the closing is decreased demand for the drive-thru, the health department said. Other health department COVID-19 vaccine clinic locations in Sedgwick County will remain open, including mobile clinics and the main community clinic at the former Wichita Public Library at 223 S. Main.

“The last days of the drive-thru clinic will be June 10, 17 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for people aged 12 and older with mobility difficulties or with medical advice to not go to a large vaccine clinic due to severe medical risk,” the Sedgwick County Health Department said. “No appointment is necessary. If you wish to schedule an appointment, do so on-line at www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/vaccine or by calling 316-660-1029.”

The health department said most of the vaccine doses at the drive-thru clinic were to people 70 and older.

“More than 70 percent of Sedgwick County residents who are 70 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine,” the health department said.

The Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson (J7J) vaccines are offered at no cot at all Sedgwick County Health Department clinics. The Pfizer vaccine is available to people 12 and older while 18 is the minimum age to get the J&J vaccine.

You can find vaccine clinic locations in Sedgwick County here: https://vaccines.gov/search/ and www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/vaccine/schedule.

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