July 13, 2022
Kirksville, MO 7/13/22 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 case data tracker, the daily number of newly reported cases continues to rise across the United States.
Locally, the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported to the Adair County Health Department fell from 77 to 66 during the seven-day period from July 5 to July 11. However, the CDC data tracker also reflects a fall in testing rates in Adair County during the same period.
Residents who test positive using home test kits are encouraged to contact the Adair County Health Department to report a positive result for monitoring purposes.
The CDC recommends that children ages 6 months to 4 years be vaccinated, and that everyone ages 5 and older be fully vaccinated and receive one booster dose. Moreover, it recommends that those ages 50 and older and some individuals ages 12 to 49 who are moderately or severely immunocompromised also receive a second booster.
The Adair County Health Department continues to administer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Vaccines are administered to those ages 12 and older on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., and to those ages 5 through 11 on Thursdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The Health Department is now administering the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 6 months to 4 years old from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays.
To schedule an appointment for the appropriate dose of vaccine or booster, or if you have questions regarding the timing of primary vaccines and booster doses, call the Adair County Health Department at 660-665-8491.