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The nurses at Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) are experts when it comes to travel vaccines. They can help residents determine what is needed depending on where they are traveling. The nurses research and stay up to date on all recommendations and requirements, and can access information that travelers may need in order to make decisions about their vaccine needs. 

“Travel vaccines allow people to travel to areas they may not be able to go to without. It also ensures they will remain healthy on their trip. We are the only full-service travel vaccine clinic between Denver and Salt Lake,” said Allison Sanchez, the Clinical Services Manager. 

In 2022, the Public Health Clinic nurses provided 367 travel vaccinations. These vaccines protect people from illness that may be prevalent in the area they are visiting. All environments are different and it is important to know what you may encounter when traveling. The vaccines also protect people who are native to that area from a person bringing illness into the country. Like all vaccines, they protect the person, and those around them. 



Call 970-248-6900 to make an appointment. Keep in mind, some immunizations need to be given over the course of several appointments, so it’s better to contact us as soon as possible before your trip. For more information on travel vaccines, head to our website.



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