April 26, 2022
Kirksville, MO 4/26/22 – The seven-day COVID-19 case count in Adair County fell to nine during the period from April 20 through April 26. The overall case count is now 6,095.
The 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
Note – The Adair County Health Department is suspending the distribution of positive COVID-19 date (graphs) effective May 2022. We will resume the reporting of this data should positive cases spike in Adair County.
The CDC also recommends that adults 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 and second doses, and first and second boosters of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at its clinic located at 1001 South Jamison Street throughout May. Adult clinics are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Pediatric clinics are scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, April 28 and May 5, 12, 19 and 26. Adair County residents should call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to schedule a vaccine appointment.