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Transitioning Towards Community Health – Important Notice Regarding Home Health Services

PUBLIC NOTICE:   The Adair County Health Department will be transitioning from a Home Health program to a Community Health program in order to better meet the needs of the community. Therefore, as of close of business on March 31, 2024, the Adair County Health Department will no longer provide home health services. The Health…

Voluntary Recall: Nutramigen with Probiotic LGG Powder Infant Formula

Voluntary Recall: Nutramigen with Probiotic LGG Powder Infant Formula   Mead Johnson has announced a voluntary recall of select batches of POWDER Nutramigen with Probiotic LGG Powder Infant Formula in 12.6 and 19.8 oz. cans due to a possibility of contamination. NO illness or adverse consumer reactions have been reported to date. NO Nutramigen liquid…

There’s still time to get free COVID-19 tests by mail before the holidays!

There’s still time to get free COVID-19 tests by mail before the holidays. If you haven’t taken advantage of the latest round of free at-home tests from the federal government, you still can! As of November 20, 2023, residential households in the U.S. are eligible for another order of #4 free at-home tests from USPS.com.…

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…

Missouri’s Division of Cannabis Regulation Announces Product Recall!

DHSS PRESS RELEASE: JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Division of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) issued a product recall today for manufactured products sold to dispensaries and manufacturers by infused product manufacturer, Delta Extraction, LLC, MAN000022. Pursuant to 19 CSR 100-1.100(4)(P), the DCR may issue a public notice of recall where marijuana product presents a potential threat to…

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…

Annual Back To School Supply Drive Thru: Free School Supplies at 10am on Friday, August 4th!

The Adair County Health Department is hosting its annual school supply drive-through on Friday, Aug. 4, at 1001 South Jamison Street in Kirksville. Staff of the Health Department will be handing out bags from 10 a.m. until supplies run out. The bags contain a variety of school supplies and personal essentials for children in pre-K…

MISSOURI DEATHS INCREASE WITH ILLICIT USE OF VETERINARY DRUG-LACED OPIOIDS

Kirksville, MO 5/15/23 – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MODHSS) has issued a call for vigilance relating to a steep rise in fatal drug overdoses among Missourians using xylazine-laced opioids. Confirmed deaths involving xylazine rose 180% between 2021 and 2022. Xylazine is a sedative and muscle relaxant used by veterinarians on animals.…