CORONAVIRUS  (COVID-19) 

COVID-19

STATUS UPDATE: Wichita County has 13,068 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

Vaccine Information (as of January 4, 2021)

The Health District received an initial shipment of 500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The initial doses are being administered to the First and Second Tiers in Phase 1A and Phase 1B. The Phase 1A category includes Health District staff who are working at the vaccination clinic, employees with the Wichita Falls Fire Department, area Volunteer Fire Departments, EMS agencies, and Home Health Agencies. Phase 1B includes people 65 years of age and older and people 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19.

The Health District will continue to receive more vaccines from the Texas Department of State Health Services, though at this time it is unknown when. After all vaccinations have been completed from Phases 1A and 1B, the Health District will continue to follow the vaccine phases set forth by DSHS.  

Current Health District Vaccine Availability (as of January 5, 2021)

Phase 1A: Currently Unavailable

Phase 1B: Currently Unavailable

The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District completed its current supply of vaccine under the DSHS Allocation Program. 

**Once the Health District has received more vaccines and, per the direction of DSHS, another Press Release will be sent to notify the public.**

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 
  3. Add your name to the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health Districts waitlist. Please only submit your name once, either online or by phone. 
    1. Submit your information online at Wichita Falls - Wichita County COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List
    2. Submit your information at the Health District Hotline at 940-761-7909.

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. 

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 1/14/2021 at 4:32PM 
*Total Tested, Negative and Pending includes State testing numbers from nursing home/long term care facilities*
 
Total Number of People Tested   73,961
Number of Negative Tests            60,410
Number of Pending Tests             483
Total Wichita County Confirmed Positive 13,068

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 54
70 - 79 70
80+ 99

COVID-19 Statistics

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Active Cases 010821
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Cases by Status 010821
Cases by Age 010821
Cases by Type 010821
Cases by Race 010821
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