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Vaccines Are a Good Start but Precautions Still Necessary

The Adair County Health Department says COVID precautions are still necessary even though a portion of the population has been vaccinated. While those fully vaccinated may have an immunity against COVID-19, the CDC warns that you can still be exposed to the virus and can carry it to someone who isn’t vaccinated via “asymptomatic” transmission. As for vaccination progress, the health department says 2,125 Adair County residents fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, more than 1,400 more who have received the first of two doses of the Moderna vaccine and hundreds of others are receiving vaccines from local pharmacies and providers.