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U.S. Syphilis Cases in Newborns Continue to Increase: A 10-Times Increase Over a Decade

The Number of Babies Born with Congenital Syphilis is Surging! The number of babies born with syphilis in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate. There were more than 3,700 babies born with syphilis in 2022, over 10 times the number reported in 2012. These increases reflect overall increases in syphilis among women…

ATTENTION: New Payment System is Up and Running! We are Accepting Debit/Credit Card Payments Again!

Exciting News: New Payment System is Up and Running! Dear Valued Community, We are thrilled to announce that the Adair County Health Department’s new payment system is now fully operational, and we are once again able to accept debit/credit card payments! This upgrade was made with the goal of enhancing your experience when accessing our…

Important Update: Temporarily Unable to Accept Credit/Debit Card Payments Due to Transition to New and Improved Payment System!

📣 Important Update: Changes to Payment Methods at Adair County Health Department 📣 Dear valued community members, We wanted to inform you about an important change happening at the Adair County Health Department. Starting 10/31/23, we will temporarily no longer be able to accept credit/debit card payments due to our transition to a new and…

The Annual Drive Thru Flu Clinic is Set for October 4th from 11am to 6pm! Save the Date!

The Adair County Health Department will be hosting the Annual Drive Thru Flu Clinic on Wednesday, October 4th from 11am to 6pm at the NEMO Fairgrounds. We will be administering free doses of the flu shot for ages 3 and up as well as the high dose for ages 65+. No registration is required. For…

THE ADAIR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT URGES QUALIFIED RESIDENTS TO GET SECOND BIVALENT COVID-19 VACCINE

  Kirksville, MO 5/9/23 – Following release of updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Adair County Health Department is urging adults ages 65 and older and younger adults and children who are moderately to severely immunocompromised to get a second bivalent vaccine. Studies of the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine provide…

ADAIR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS BIVALENT COVID VACCINE ADMINISTRATION PER UPDATED CDC GUIDELINES

Kirksville, MO 4/27/23 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidelines regarding administration of the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine. The recommendations reflect new regulatory actions taken by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Original COVID-19 vaccines were monovalent, which meant they only addressed a single original strain of the virus. Bivalent…

COVID-19 BECOMES ROUTINE VACCINE AT THE ADAIR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Kirksville, MO 4/4/23 – With the number of reported cases of COVID-19 falling significantly since the height of the pandemic, many people are checking off the virus as history. In fact, COVID-19 is still infecting people. Some of them are still suffering severe symptoms of the disease or death. Valena Fiscus, DO, MPH, medical director…

Fight Rabies: Protect Your Family & Your Pets: Vaccination Clinic at the Novinger Fire Station on Saturday, April 8th!

The Adair County Health Department and the Adair County Veterinary Clinic is hosting a Vaccination Clinic for Cats, Dogs and Ferrets on Saturday April 8th, 2023 at the Novinger Fire Station from 1pm to 2pm. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to keep your pets up to date on immunizations. If you have questions,…

3/3/23 COVID-19 and Influenza Case Report

Please note the Y axis is a scale of positive cases reported to the Health Department for the past week ending Feb 28, 2023. Positive Home Covid-19 tests are included in this data if they are reported to us. During this same week, the Health Department has received 0 Influenza A cases. With infections still…

02/23/23 COVID-19 and Influenza Cases have gone down this Week in Adair County

Please note the Y axis is a scale of positive cases reported to the Health Department for the past week ending Feb 21, 2023. Positive Home Covid-19 tests are included in this data if they are reported to us. During this same week, the Health Department has received 0 Influenza A cases. With infections still…