March 4, 2022

Kirksville, MO 3/4/22 – The Adair County Health Department has confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 since over the past three days. The overall confirmed pandemic case total is now 6,032.

The new cases involve six females ranging in age from 21 to 71, and two males, ages 26 and 51. One case is in the K-12 schools sector and two are in the higher education sector. Five are breakthrough infections.

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. 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.