September 30, 2022
Kirksville, MO 9/30/22 – The number of cases of COVID-19 reported to the Adair County Health Department over the seven-day period ending September 26 dropped to 22 from 69 cases reported during the previous period. The decline occurs as the Health Department gears up for its annual drive-through flu vaccine event scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, at the NEMO Fairgrounds.
The Adair County Health Department will administer the annual flu vaccine to those ages 3 and older from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. so long as supplies last. Vehicles should enter the fairgrounds from Patterson Street.
The Health Department 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.
Those coming to the flu vaccine drive-through should visit the Health Department website and click on “Forms” in the upper right corner of the home page. 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. Short-sleeved or loose-fitting shirts are recommended to facilitate the administration of the vaccine.
The flu vaccine does not protect against COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against the flu. The Adair County Health Department recommends that all county residents ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.