Adair County Health Officials Concerned About Lack of Demand for COVID Vaccine

In Adair County, 23% of people are fully vaccinated. The number comes from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. It also shows Adair County has administered more than 12,881 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. County health officials say the challenge they are having is people not wanting to get vaccinated. They told the Board of Trustees this week they have supply but lack demand. Jim LeBaron, administrator at the health department, estimates that half of the county’s population, doesn’t want a vaccine. He said this makes it difficult to protect the public and prevent disease.