October 6, 2022

Kirksville, MO 10/6/22 – The Adair County Health Department administered 725 seasonal flu vaccines at its annual drive-through event, on October 5, at the NEMO Fairgrounds in Kirksville.

The Health Department has been conducting the drive-through for several years to provide a convenient way for Adair County residents to get their flu vaccines. The annual event also keeps the Health Department and its partners in practice for any future mass vaccine events such as those held to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

The Health Department will administer flu vaccines on Thursday, October 13, in Brashear. This drive-through is scheduled for the south side of the town square in front of City Hall from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. so long as supplies last. Flu vaccines are recommended for those ages 3 and older.

The Health Department still has a limited number of high-dose flu vaccines which are recommended for adults ages 65 and older. Those will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis for as long as supplies last during the drive-through.

No registration is required for flu vaccines, and shots are free for Adair County residents. Medicare and Medicaid/MO HealthNet beneficiaries are asked to bring their insurance cards with them and wear short-sleeved or loose-fitting shirts to facilitate the shot in the arm.

Those coming to the flu vaccine drive-through should download the Flu Assessment Screening and Consent Form. You are encouraged to print out and complete the Flu Assessment Screening and Consent Form, or pick up and complete a form prior to the drive-through at the Health Department’s Clinic entrance and bring it with you to the drive-through event to minimize wait times, although forms will be available on site.

The Health Department is making plans for a drive-through in Novinger if it still has a supply of flu vaccine doses following the Brashear event.