March 7, 2022

Kirksville, MO 3/7/22 – The Adair County Health Department confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 since Friday. The cases include females ages five months and 24 and males ages 21 and 41. None are fully vaccinated. The overall case count is now 6,036.

Although case counts have fallen significantly from the number of confirmed cases in January and February, the Adair County Health Department recommends that all county residents ages 5 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 and all residents 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. Adult clinics are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29. Pediatric clinics are scheduled from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31. Adair County residents should call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to schedule a vaccine appointment.