September 7, 2022
Kirksville, MO 9/7/22 – The number of cases of COVID-19 reported to the Adair County Health Department over the seven-day period ending September 5 fell to 36 from the 56 cases reported during the previous period.
Cases have started falling across the country as well, although the known total of deaths from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic are still rising. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend vaccination as an effective way to lower the risk of severe COVID-19, hospitalization and death. Moreover, the CDC recommends that those ages 12 and older who are fully vaccinated or boosted receive a new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine formulated to address the protein spike in both the original strain of the virus as well as the aggressive Omicron BA.5 strain.
The Adair County Health Department will have doses of the bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech booster available soon. The Health Department also continues to administer the initial two-dose series of the Pfizer vaccine and monovalent booster doses. Vaccines are administered to those ages 12 and older on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., to children ages 5 through 11 on Thursdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m., and to children ages 6 months to 4 years old from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays.
To schedule an appointment for the appropriate dose of vaccine or booster, or if you have questions regarding the timing of primary vaccines and booster doses, call the Adair County Health Department at 660-665-8491.