September 14, 2022
Kirksville, MO 9/14/22 – The Adair County Health Department now has a limited supply of the recently approved bivalent Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses which will be administered by appointment, on September 20, 2022. The boosters become available as the seven-day total cases reported to the Health Department rose from 36 to 48 for the period ending September 13.
Those who qualify to receive the bivalent boosters should call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to schedule a time to receive a shot at a drive-through at the Health Department, 1001 S. Jamison Street, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 20. Registrants are encouraged to wear a short-sleeved shirt and to stop by the Health Department’s Clinic entrance in advance to pick up and complete a bivalent booster consent form, printed on a blue sheet of paper. Otherwise, you will have to complete the form while in line which delays the process.
Not everyone qualifies for the bivalent booster dose, which is not only formulated to protect against the original COVID-19 virus, but against the virulent Omicron variants as well.
The Pfizer bivalent booster is approved for administration to those ages 12 and older who have completed the two-dose series of the Pfizer or Moderna or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson monovalent vaccine at least two months before receiving the bivalent booster. Any monovalent booster doses must have been administered at least two months prior to receiving the bivalent booster as well.
Those ages 12 and older who are not fully vaccinated already will need to complete the two-dose series before they are eligible for the bivalent booster. You can call the Health Department to schedule those doses.
The Health Department also continues to administer the original monovalent Pfizer vaccine at its Clinic to children ages 5 through 11 on Thursdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The clinic for children ages 6 months to 4 years old is held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays.
To schedule an appointment for the appropriate dose of vaccine or booster, or if you have questions regarding the timing of primary vaccines and monovalent or bivalent booster doses, call the Adair County Health Department at 660-665-8491.