March 29, 2022
Kirksville, MO 3/29/22 – The Adair County Health Department confirmed seven new COVID-19 cases over the past seven days which brings the overall count to 6,054.
Cases include two 20-year-old and two 21-year-old females and two others ages 42 and 61. The other case is a 19-year-old male. Three are in the higher education sector and two are breakthrough infections.
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. 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 and April. Adult clinics are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26. Pediatric clinics are scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, March 31 and April 7, 14, 21 and 28. Adair County residents should call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to schedule a vaccine appointment.