COVID-19 COMMUNITY VACCINATION CLINIC
Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has responded to demand in COVID-19 vaccines since December 2020, starting with the first phase of distribution to healthcare workers. Staff have given over 75,000 vaccinations over the last 17 months. MCPH created safe and efficient operations with in-home nurse visits for home-bound residents, mobile vaccine clinics at worksites, and up to two-thousand vaccinations per day at the Grand Junction Convention Center.
UPDATES IN VACCINATION OPERATIONS
Mesa County Public Health will continue to offer all COVID-19 vaccines free of charge. The community vaccination site will transition to the main public health clinic by appointment only after Friday, May 27, 2022.
Information about appointments for individuals age 5 and older can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine page. There are over thirty sites in Mesa County to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine with hours to accommodate different schedules. A list of locations in Mesa County to get the COVID-19 vaccine can be found on our website or by texting your zip code to 438829.
Mesa County Public Health is well-prepared to scale up operations if needed. “We’ve been in this since the beginning. We’ll still be here to support the community, whether it’s us directly providing services or connecting people to other services they may need,” said Allison Sanchez, Clinical Services Manager.
A COVID-19 vaccination is still the best way to prevent serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. Children five years of age and older are eligible for vaccination. Everyone ages twelve and older are eligible for a booster shot. A second booster is also available for those over the age of 50. COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance or restore protection that might have waned over time after your primary series vaccination. There are different COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
MCPH recommends a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose. After coming in close contact with someone who has COVID-19; a test after day five is recommended if you do not have symptoms, or at the first sign of symptoms if you develop any. Testing is still available for free. Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 can stop by the Health and Human Services Building, located at 510 29 ½ Road to pick up free at-home rapid test kits or request them via state and federal ship-to-home programs.