January 26, 2022

Kirksville, MO 1/26/22 – The Adair County Health Department today confirmed 48 new cases of COVID-19 which brings the overall count to 5,469.

Among the cases are six in the K-12 schools sector, nine in the higher education sector, 19 breakthrough infections, and the admission to Northeast Regional Medical Center of a fully vaccinated 67-year-old female.

Ages of today’s confirmed cases range from 9 to 87 years. Thirty-three are females and 15 are males. Breakdown by age group is as follows:

0-9 years: 1

10-19 years: 4

20-29 years: 13

30-39 years: 6

40-49 years: 8

50-59 years: 7

60-69 years: 4

70-79 years: 2

80 years and older: 3


The Adair County Health Department recommends that all county residents ages 5 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 and all residents ages 16 and older get vaccinated and boosted. Vaccines are easily accessible, free, and continue to demonstrate that they prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death.

Adult COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Pediatric clinics are scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All clinics are at the Adair County Health Department, 1001 S. Jamison Street in Kirksville. Residents should call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to schedule an appointment.

The $50 gift cards are still available to those receiving their first and second doses of the adult vaccine or the pediatric vaccine for as long as supplies last.