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Wichita State named as a COVID-19 vaccination provider

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita State University’s Student Health Services has been named by Kansas Department of Health and Environment as an approved COVID-19 vaccination provider.

SHS expects to receive the vaccine in the next two weeks. ” We were approved by the Kansas Department of Health Environment (KDHE) and we have been working with the Sedgwick County Health Department on what it will look like for us to have vaccines on campus,” said Camille Childers, Director of Student Health Services at WSU.

In the meantime, WSU is preparing for distribution so vaccines can be given as soon as possible after arrival, including a voluntary anonymous survey of the campus community to gauge an estimate of the number of people interested in potentially receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on campus. The vaccine will only be available to the university community.

“I think it’s a game changer for the university, for the students for a whole community of Wichita,” Childers said.

Vaccine distribution will follow the Sedgwick County vaccine prioritization plan, which identities who is eligible and when they will be able to receive the vaccine.

Vaccine eligibility may vary from county to county within Kansas, and access to the vaccine is dependent on the number of available doses distributed to SHS from the Sedgwick County Health Department. 

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