March 11, 2022

Kirksville, MO 3/11/22 – Only five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Adair County during the past four days, as the total confirmed pandemic case count inched to 6,041. Cases involve females ages 21, 61, 83 and 88 and a 16-year-old male. Two are breakthrough infections.

Although case counts have fallen significantly from the number of confirmed cases in January and February, 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 to provide ongoing protection against the virus. No vaccines are 100% effective at preventing disease. However, the COVID-19 vaccines are easily accessible, free, and continue to demonstrate that they prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death.

The Health Department will administer COVID-19 vaccines at their clinic located at 1001 South Jamison Street throughout March. Adult clinics are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 15, 22 and 29. Pediatric clinics are scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, March 17, 24 and 31. Adair County residents should call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to schedule a vaccine appointment.