As the vaccine events originally slated for this week in Kirksville have bee postponed, people are anxious to know when they will be rescheduled. On Monday evening, the Governor’s office canceled the regional vaccine event which had been scheduled to take place on Thursday, citing the winter weather. Upon cancelation of that event, the Adair County Health Department postponed the event scheduled for today for administration of the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to those who received the first dose on January. 27th.
Jim LeBaron, Adair County Health Department administrator, says the vaccine clinics require substantial planning, site configuration and significant human resources from area healthcare providers, first responders and law enforcement, among others. Logistically, the two vaccine clinics need to occur on two consecutive days to optimize resources. LeBaron says they are waiting now waiting to find out when the National Guard plans to reschedule the regional vaccine effort so the health department can reschedule the second-dose clinic for the day before.
As soon as the Health Department is advised of the date the Missouri National Guard will be in Kirksville for the regional vaccine clinic, the public will be notified of the rescheduling details for both efforts.