Mesa County Public Health

Your local public health team is here to power your life.
We monitor and respond to the things that impact the health of our community and our visitors.

Learn how we’re preparing for respiratory illness season.

Drive-Through Flu Vaccine Events are scheduled for October 7th and 21st from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The new COVID-19 vaccine will be available shortly. We will notify the community when they can start scheduling.

Youth Tobacco Report Released

Learn about the health impacts of tobacco and ways to support our youth.

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Latest Public Health News

COVID-19 vaccine approved, Public Health prepares for respiratory illness season

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a COVID-19 vaccine for the coming respiratory illness season. Studies suggest that the vaccine is a good match for protecting against the currently circulating COVID-19 variants. It is approved for ages six months and...

First Hospitalizations Due to West Nile Virus, Continued Caution through September

Three hospitalized Mesa County residents have tested positive for West Nile virus during the month of August. All three cases were over 70 years old. “Last year we had one hospitalization in September,” said Rachel Burmeister, Disease Surveillance and Emergency...

Open Burn Season Ready to Begin in Mesa County

Mesa County Public Health will begin accepting residential burn permit applications on September 1. The fall burn season runs through September 30 for the City of Grand Junction, and through October 31 for the rest of Mesa County. Permits for everyone in the County...

County-wide campaign: Everyone plays a role in suicide prevention

If you’re struggling, or know someone who needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or text CO to 741741. __________________________ Death by suicide is preventable and takes support from all levels of our community. This is...

Food Safety Alert: Frozen Super Sweet Corn and Mixed Vegetables

Mesa County Public Health has been made aware of super sweet cut corn and mixed vegetables being recalled that could have been distributed in Mesa County. The manufacturer, Twin City Foods, is recalling Quick Frozen Super Sweet Cut Corn and Mixed Vegetables due to...

Preparations Underway for International Overdose Awareness Day in Mesa County

Mesa County continues to be touched by the tragic impacts of drug overdose.  Throughout the past year there have been more than 1,140 deaths related to overdoses in Colorado. According to the Mesa County Coroner's Office, local deaths due to overdose numbered 32.  To...

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes from two trap locations in Fruita and Grand Junction have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Grand River Mosquito Control District collected the mosquitoes on August 8 and 9, 2023. The types of mosquitoes that tested positive were identified as Culex...

Public Health Encourages Prevention Amid First Case of West Nile Virus

Local Situation For the first time this season, Mesa County has a confirmed human case of West Nile virus. This resident may have been exposed to the positive mosquito out of state, but this case serves as a reminder to protect yourself from mosquitoes wherever you...

Food Safety Alert: Listeria outbreak linked to “Soft Serve On The Go” ice cream cups

Mesa County Public Health has been made aware of ice cream products being recalled that could have been distributed in Mesa County. The manufacturer, Real Kosher Ice Cream, is recalling soft serve ice cream and sorbet cups due to potential contamination with Listeria...

Mesa County Public Health Promotes National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month, a month dedicated to supporting mothers in reaching their breastfeeding goals. Research shows that breastfeeding provides many health benefits for infants and mothers. Breastfeeding can help protect babies against some short-...