April 5, 2022
Kirksville, MO 4/5/22 – The Adair County Health Department confirmed only eight new COVID-19 cases over the past seven days which is one more than the previous seven-day period. The overall count is now 6,062.
Note: Our data week has been changed to Tuesday thru Monday to capture a seven day period of new Covid-19 cases including holidays and weekends.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Adair County Health Department recommend that all people ages 5 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 and all those ages 16 and older get vaccinated and boosted to provide ongoing protection against the virus.
The CDC now recommends that those over age 50 and those with certain immunocompromised conditions receive a second booster of either the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine if their first booster was at least four months ago. Those in these categories who received a first then second injection of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as a booster. These recommendations are based on scientific research reviewing vaccine status and reported cases during the Delta and first Omicron variant waves. The studies confirm that immunity wanes over time and people most at risk for serious disease benefit from a second mRNA booster after four months.
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 first, second, and first and second boosters of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at its clinic located at 1001 South Jamison Street throughout April. Adult clinics are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 12, 19 and 26. Pediatric clinics are scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28. Adair County residents should call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to schedule a vaccine appointment.