October 13, 2022

Kirksville, MO 10/13/22 – The Adair County Health Department has scheduled two walk-in clinics for Adair County residents to get their seasonal flu vaccines. The clinics will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, October 14, and Tuesday, October 18 at the Health Department’s Clinic, 1001 South Jamison in Kirksville.

The annual flu vaccine is recommended for those ages 3 and older. The Health Department also has a limited supply of the high-dose flu vaccine which is recommended for adults ages 65 and older. Both will be administered as long as supplies last.

No registration is required, however, each resident receiving a vaccine will need to complete a Flu Assessment Screening and Consent Form. Forms will be available at the Clinic or can be printed and completed prior to coming to the clinic.

Flu vaccines are free to Adair County residents. Medicare and Medicaid/MO HealthNet beneficiaries are asked to bring their insurance cards with them. Wearing short-sleeved or loose-fitting shirts will make the administration of the vaccine easier.

The seasonal flu vaccine does not contain a live virus. Therefore, you cannot get the flu from the vaccine. It can protect you from getting the flu and reduce the severity of symptoms if you do get infected.