Sedgwick County enters COVID-19 vaccine Phase 2

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In anticipation of receiving less than 2,000 new doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week, and based on guidance from KDHE, Sedgwick County plans to move into Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine timeline.  Starting immideatly, 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, health care 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 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, the individual or a caretaker must CLICK HERE to register online.

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. Additional vaccination scheduling options will also 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 medications you take. Follow the steps below to receive your vaccine. Please allow at least 45 minutes for the vaccine appointment.  Residents Aged 90 +Health Care Associated Workers – first dose1. Schedule appointmentOnline: Schedule appointment and complete online questionnaire, click “Next” and bring the printed vaccine voucher to the appointment.  By phone: Call (316) 660-1029 to schedule an appointment. Complete questionnaire on site at appointment time. Contact your medical provider if you have questions about how the vaccine may interact with your medical condition and medications you take. 2. Bring to appointmentIdentification card, driver’s license or birth certificate to verify age·        Current medical license/certification ID badge indicating HCAW group and employment in Sedgwick County·        If the HCAW does not have a badge, current wallet cards, current pay stubs, or a statement of current employment on employer letterhead is also acceptable. 3. At appointmentCheck in, complete questionnaire (if not done prior to arrival), and receive vaccine. 4. After receiving vaccineStay on site in observation area for at least 15 to 30 minutes. The Pfizer vaccine differs from Moderna, in that the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine can be given 21 days following the first dose and people aged 16 and older may receive it.  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. Mobile clinics may be available in the future as vaccine becomes available. 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.