CORONAVIRUS  (COVID-19) 

COVID-19

STATUS UPDATE: Wichita County has 13,541 confirmed cases.

Health District Hotline: 940-761-7909

Hotline Hours: Monday - Friday, 8AM to 5PM

For health-related questions call the Health District Hotline or email covidquestions@wichitafallstx.gov .

To read the new Clearance Procedures for COVID-19 click here: Clearance Procedures as of December 8, 2020

Current Health District Vaccine Availability (as of January 20, 2021)

Phase 1A: Currently available 

Phase 1B: Currently available


Vaccine Information (as of January 20, 2021)

The Wichita Falls – Wichita County Public Health District will be hosting their mass vaccination clinic this Saturday, January 23 from 8AM to 6PM at the MPEC located at 1000 5th Street, Wichita Falls. Below are the clinic details. 

  • The clinic is appointment based. The Health District will use their current waiting list to schedule appointments. Please DO NOT call the Health District asking for an appointment.
  • Multiple staff will be calling and scheduling appointments from different phone lines at the Health District. There is not one specific phone number that will be used. Please answer any unknown numbers, including SPAM calls. Check your SPAM settings on your phone to ensure the number will go through. 
  • Those who have an appointment will need to use the MPEC’s West entrance. 
  • Enter the MPEC facility at the West entrance located on Burnett Street.
  • Please bring a form of identification.
  • Masks are required.
  • To read more about Phase 1A click here: Phase 1A Definition 
  • To read more about Phase 1B click here: Phase 1B Definition

The vaccine is available at no charge, regardless of insurance status, to those who meet the State of Texas criteria. It is important to note, once a vial has been punctured it has to be used within six hours. Please monitor your phone closely and answer all calls if you are on the waitlist. If you do not answer, the Health District will have to go to the next person on the list. They will circle back through the list if and when there is vaccine availability. If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19, you are eligible for the vaccine, so long as you are no longer infectious and have cleared quarantine. If you have been directly exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days, you will not be eligible for the vaccine at this time, but can still sign up on the waiting list. You will not be contacted if you do not meet Phase 1A or 1B requirements, however, your name will be saved for the next phase of vaccines when they are available. 

January 23, Vaccine Clinic

What To Do If You Want A COVID-19 Vaccine 

  1. Speak with your physician or medical provider to see if they are administering the vaccine. 
  2. Regularly check the DSHS website to see what other locations in Wichita Falls have received vaccines. Some of these locations have started waiting lists. 
    1. Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations 

To read a full FAQ regarding the vaccine, visit: https://txwichitafalls3.civicplus.com/2186/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.     

The Department of State Health Services has created a new dashboard that shows the number of people vaccinated and doses distributed. A spreadsheet has also been created that shows COVID-19 vaccine distribution data by County. 

Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard 

Texas COVID-19 Distribution by County

COVID-19 Testing - Wichita County Residents   

Data Last Updated 1/21/2021 at 4:30PM 
*Total Tested, Negative and Pending includes State testing numbers from nursing home/long term care facilities*
 
Total Number of People Tested   76,928
Number of Negative Tests            63,192
Number of Pending Tests             195
Total Wichita County Confirmed Positive 13,541

COVID-19 Wichita County Deaths by Age

Ages Total Deaths
0 - 5 0
6 - 10 0
11 - 19 0
20 - 29 0
30 - 39 0
40 - 49 4
50 - 59 10
60 - 69 60
70 - 79 78
80+ 110
Total 262

COVID-19 Statistics

Hospitalizations 011521
Active Cases by Day 011521
Positivity Rate - Jan. 15
Active and Total Cases 011521
Total P and N Rates - Jan. 15 First Half
Total P and N Rates - Jan. 15 Second Half
Cases by Status 011521
Cases by Age 011521
Cases by Type 011521
Cases by Race 011521
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