(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Sedgwick County officials announced today that the COVID-19 vaccine clinic will relocate to 223 S. Main (the former Wichita library building) effective Monday, February 22.
Residents with appointments will have two locations to receive the vaccine Mondays through Saturdays.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics offered by Sedgwick County beginning February 22
223 S. Main, Wichita
(Former Wichita Library)
|Clinic for residents aged 70 and older and health care associated workers. This clinic is for people who are active and can stand for periods of time.|
777 E. Waterman, Wichita
(Wichita Transit Operations)
Drive-thru clinic for health care associated workers and residents aged 70 and older who have mobility difficulties.
"We appreciate our partnership with the team at INTRUST Bank Arena," said Chairman Pete Meitzner. "Their support has been invaluable as we launched our COVID-19 vaccine clinic and we look forward to seeing more events and performances as our community recovers from COVID-19. We greatly look forward to working with our City partners and the use of the former downtown library to have a consistent vaccine clinic six days a week."
"It's crucial that we come together to support the health and safety of our community," said Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple. "The City is committed to doing whatever we can to protect residents and get our city back in business."
Based on new directive from Governor Kelly, Sedgwick County will also make teachers and school staff a priority as additional earmarked vaccine is available to re-open all K-12 schools across the county and state, and we continue to vaccinate people in Phase 2 of the vaccine schedule.
"Becoming fully vaccinated is a critical step for our residents and for our community to protect each other from COVID-19," said Local Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns. "We all must continue to wash our hands, wear a mask, and keep our distance from others."
The Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) has provided more than 34,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since December 21, 2020.
As more vaccine is received, the Sedgwick County Health Department will vaccinate more people while following guidance from CDC, KDHE, and Sedgwick County Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns. The vaccination schedule is designed to assure that all who want to be vaccinated will have that opportunity. The implementation of the vaccination schedule is dependent on the manufacturing and distribution schedule from vaccine providers. The County will not schedule more appointments than the vaccine available. Updated information is available at https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/vaccine/.
About Sedgwick County
The mission of Sedgwick County is to cultivate a healthy, safe, and welcoming community through exceptional public services, effective partnerships, and dedicated employees. Named for Civil War hero, Major General John Sedgwick of the Union Army, the 2021 Adopted Budget of $457.6 million was developed to address economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining a prudent fund balance and preserving service levels. The County's strategic plan will continue to guide the organization to ensure we deliver the best services possible that are also sustainable and manageable under the current economic and health crisis.