Round of Vaccines Ready for Targeted Groups Only

The second round of COVID-19 vaccines in Adair County is scheduled for Jan. 27 at the NEMO Fairgrounds. This will again be a drive-through clinic from 10 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. The limited number of doses will be administered to target groups, not to the general public.

Target groups for the Jan. 27 drive-through include remaining long-term care workers, hospital and health care workers, first responders (emergency responders, law enforcement, fire, corrections and juvenile corrections), social services workers, teachers and staff in K-12 schools, childcare workers, and workers in communications and information technology, energy/utilities, public works, critical manufacturing and government.

Members of these target groups must pre-register for the drive-through by calling 660.730.6100 or 660.730.6200, From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These two phone lines are to be used only by those in the previously described target group, not the general public.

The Adair County Health Department has ordered and is awaiting receipt of additional doses of the vaccine which they will begin administering at curbside clinics on the department’s grounds at 1001 S. Jamison Street in Kirksville. Vaccine doses will be dispensed immediately as the health department receives them.

Initial curbside clinic vaccines will be administered to residents age 65 and older, and to residents age 18 and older who are at increased risk for severe illness, including those with cancer, kidney disease, COPD, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, heart conditions, immunocompromised conditions, severe obesity, sickle cell disease, diabetes, asthma and women who are pregnant.

To register for the curbside clinics, visit the Adair County Health Department website and click on the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page. In the message, include the following information: full name; mailing address; telephone number where you can be reached; date of birth; employer (or retired); occupation; and pre-existing medical conditions.
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