March 1, 2022

Kirksville, MO 3/1/22 – The Adair County Health Department has confirmed 14 new cases of COVID-19 since last Friday. The overall case count is now 6,024. There have been 52 confirmed COVID-related deaths.

Eleven of the 14 cases are females ranging in ages from 5 to 62. The three males are ages 16, 22 and 81. One case is in the K-12 schools sector, two are in the higher education sector, and nine involve a residential services provider. Seven cases are breakthrough infections.

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. 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 8, 15, 22 and 29. Pediatric clinics are scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to schedule a vaccine appointment.