Following the success of our October
event, Mesa County Health Department will host another extended hours event
Nov. 3 for children who need school vaccine catch up or the flu shot. Walk-ins
are welcome from 4 – 7 p.m. that day at the Public Health Clinic, 510 29 ½ Road.
This extended hours event alleviates
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.
Staff vaccinated about 50 kids during the October extended hours event.
“It’s important as a public health
agency that we are available when our patients are available,” Clinic Manager
Allison Sanchez said. “Increasing access allows us to ensure we can meet the
needs of our community members when it is convenient for them.”
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. Prevent the spread of flu in your home, in
schools and in our community by protecting your family with vaccination.
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.
“Our work is about taking care of our
community as a whole. Coverage shouldn’t be dictated by scheduling conflicts or
inability to pay,” Sanchez said.
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.