August 3, 2022
Kirksville, MO – There were 63 new cases of COVID-19 reported to the Adair County Health Department during the most recent 7-day period, July 26 through August 2, 2022. That number is down three from the previous reporting period.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that being fully vaccinated and taking precautions as the Omicron variants continue to infect people are the best ways to slow that spread. The CDC reported more than 877,000 new cases in the U.S. from July 25 through August 1.
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.