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(970) 248-6900

The Mesa County Health Department will
hold extended hours Thursday, Oct. 20 for children who need school vaccine
catch up or flu shots. The Public Health Clinic, 510 29 ½ Road, will be open
until 7 p.m. and walk-ins are welcome from 3 – 7 p.m. that day.
This extended hours event should
alleviate some stress for parents who need to catch their kids up on school
vaccines, but have been struggling to find the time between work schedules and
busy lives.
It’s also a great time to stop in and
have your child vaccinated for flu, as the season is about to ramp up and
typically lasts through March. Children spend much of the winter season sharing
close quarters in classrooms. It’s important to be vaccinated to prevent the
spread of diseases in our community.
Bring your insurance card for faster
service. Those without insurance are still eligible to receive vaccination at a
discounted rate, so don’t let cost be a barrier. Our staff will work with your
family to make sure your children have the coverage they need this flu season
and school year.

If you cannot make it to the extended
hours event, contact your health care provider or Mesa County Health Department
at (970) 248-6900 to make an appointment for vaccinations.