Public Health Emerging Issues

June 23, 2021


Vaccination Efforts

  • Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is offering COVID-19 vaccinations in a Mobile Vaccine Van at the Grand Junction Farmer’s Market (5th and Main St.) every Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. starting tomorrow. 
  • The Power the Comeback COVID-19 Vaccine Bus is making stops at the following locations:
    • Country Jam (inside the gates on the promotional row) Thursday, June 24 through Saturday, June 26 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.  
    • St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (White Ave. between 3rd and 4th Streets) Sunday, June 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. *Bilingual staff on bus
    • St. Mary’s Hospital (2635 N. 7th St.) Tuesday, June 29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Community Hospital (2351 G. Rd.) Wednesday, June 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

*No appointment, ID, or insurance is required for any mobile vaccination clinic listed above. All vaccines are free of charge.

  • MCPH wants to support our business community through up-to-date information on employee vaccination and has put together a toolkit to help employers and organizations schedule on-site vaccination clinics and navigate COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace. Download the toolkit here.
  • Vaccination is critically important as case counts continue to be at a sustained increase in Mesa County and community transmission of variants, including the more contagious and severe Delta variant, is widespread. 
  • Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. 

Your Vaccine is Waiting

  • The Community Vaccination Site, located at 510 29 ½ Road, accepts walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Hours of operation are Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Immediate scheduling for appointments is still available. An appointment can make your vaccination a little easier especially for those who need or desire a specific vaccine type (i.e 12-17 age group only eligible for Pfizer vaccine). 
  • Children 12 years and older can get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
    • MCPH administers Pfizer vaccine Wednesdays and Saturdays. The scheduling website will only allow appointments for this age group on scheduled Pfizer days, and a parent or guardian must be present at the vaccine appointment.
  • Schedule your vaccine today using these links: English or  Spanish. You can choose your vaccine type on the scheduling website.
  • You can also search other for other vaccine providers in our area including pharmacies and medical clinics, many offer walk-in vaccination. This provider map is updated weekly.

Make a Plan

  • As you plan summertime activities, remember that full protection builds in the two weeks following your second dose (or after your first dose of a single dose vaccine). Plan your vaccine today to ensure the safest possible interactions this summer.
  • If you would like to talk to someone about scheduling or the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, call 970-248-6900 and press option 7. Individuals who are more comfortable communicating in Spanish are encouraged call the Mesa County Public Health Spanish-language line at 970-255-3700.
  • The State of Colorado has set up a Vaccine Hotline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with answers to general vaccine questions available in multiple languages. Call 1-877-CO-VAX-CO (1-877-268-2926).

Latest Data

  • As of the week ending June 19, 52,919 first doses and 53,850-second doses have been administered in Mesa County for a total of 106,769 doses. By age that breaks down as the following percentages for first doses:
  • 12-15=14.8%
  • 16-19=22.6%
  • 20-29=28.1%
  • 30-39=34%
  • 40-49=38.6%
  • 50-59=47.5%
  • 60-69=66.2%
  • 70+=67.9%
  • Total=44.11%
  • Approximately 40% of Mesa County residents age 12 and older are fully vaccinated, meaning they have received both doses in a two-dose series, or a single dose vaccine. 

A Vaccine Dashboard is updated weekly on the MCPH website with new data related to vaccine by age group.