December 28, 2022
Kirksville, MO 12/28/22 –The Adair County Health Department has received reports of 59 new cases of COVID-19 for the seven-day period from Dec. 20 through 27. That number is down from 67 cases reported during the previous period.
The Adair County Health Department recommends the following to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Influenza A and B, and the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV):
• Make a plan with your family and friends to lower the risk of infection, such as social distancing and masking.
• Monitor your health daily and contact your healthcare provider if you have any symptoms of these respiratory illnesses.
• Stay home from work, school, family events, and crowds if you feel sick.
• Adjust your traveling plans if you are sick or if you will be around others at higher risk for serious illness.
• Protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19.
The Health Department continues to administer COVID-19 bivalent boosters for residents ages 12 and older from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays as long as vaccine supplies last. The Health Department also continues administering the seasonal flu vaccine to those ages three and older. Parents of residents under age 12 should contact their child’s doctor or pharmacy about getting COVID-19 vaccines.
To obtain information about slowing the spread of respiratory illnesses or to schedule a COVID-19 or flu vaccine, call the Adair County Health Department at 660-665-8491.