Colorado Mesa University classes begin Aug. 17. Students
born after Jan. 1, 1957 need to show proof of two Measles, Mumps and Rubella
(MMR) immunization shots.
Shared living quarters and close contact with a
large number of people put college students at higher risk for exposure to
vaccine-preventable diseases.
Students are also recommended to stay up-to-date
on Hepatitis A & B, Meningococcal Meningitis and Tetanus, Diphtheria and
Pertussis (Tdap) immunizations.  
Contact your health care provider or Mesa County
Health Department to ensure your immunizations are up-to-date.
Mesa County Health Department provides all of
the immunizations listed above.
According to the City of Grand Junction, there
were 1,519 crashes in Mesa County in 2014, about one for every 123 vehicles.
The National Safety Council reported the average
cost of a crash involving hospitalization costs at least $74,900 when factoring
in the productivity lost and expenses incurred because of the crashes. A crash
resulting in death can cost as much as $1.5 million per person.
Be an attentive, defensive, nonaggressive driver
to prevent accidents.
Keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the
wheel and your mind focused on driving.
Put your cell phone away. Texting while driving
is illegal in Colorado and talking on the phone takes your attention away from the
Stay at least three seconds behind the car in
front of you. Count how many seconds it takes you to reach a stationary object
the car in front of you just passed.
Always be aware of your surroundings. Check your
mirrors frequently and scan conditions ahead of you. Keep an eye out for
pedestrians and cyclists.
Don’t drive aggressively. Follow speed limits
and be a courteous driver to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the
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