Health Department Announces Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule

The second round of COVID-19 vaccines are scheduled for Kirksville. The limited number of doses will be administered to target groups, not to the general public. Target groups for the Jan. 27 drive-through at NEMO Fairgrounds include remaining long-term care workers, hospital and healthcare workers, first responders, social services workers, teachers and staff in K-12 schools, childcare workers, public works, critical manufacturing and government. Those who are in the target groups must pre-register for the drive-through by calling 660-730-6100 or 660-730-6200, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jim LeBaron, administrator of the Adair County Health Department is asking the public – particularly the general public age 65 and older – to be patient and not call either of the registration numbers. He says that while the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services did recently add people age 65 and older as a target group, they do not supersede the initial target groups. LeBaron says as the county receives more doses, they will vaccinate as many citizens age 65 and older as possible.