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CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations

CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations

Schedule Your Vaccine Appointment Online Call Us Mesa County Public Health is administering booster and additional doses to eligible individuals at our Community Vaccination Site, located at Mesa County Public Health, 510 29 1/2 Road. Schedule an appointment online or...

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No Burn Advisory Due to Red Flag Warning

No Burn Advisory Due to Red Flag Warning

Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory on September 16, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. due to a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service. The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in critical...

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Other Respiratory Viruses Circulating in Mesa County

Other Respiratory Viruses Circulating in Mesa County

Public Health Emerging Issues - 9/9/2021 NOT JUST COVID-19: OTHER RESPIRATORY VIRUSES CIRCULATING IN MESA COUNTY COVID-19 continues to be prevalent in Mesa County and is increasing in younger populations.  Other viruses are circulating too, including Respiratory...

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New Toolkit for High-Risk Settings

Mesa County Public Health is dedicated to limiting outbreaks of COVID-19 in our community. This toolkit is designed for the hard-working organizations that provide housing and counseling for vulnerable populations. It includes recommendations and guidance to help...

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Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes from a single trap location in the zone east of Grand Junction have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Grand River Mosquito Control District collected the mosquitoes on August 26, 2021. The types of mosquitoes that tested positive were identified as...

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Fall Open Burn Season begins September 1

Fall Open Burn Season begins September 1

Media Contact: Stefany Busch 970-697-4611 stefany.busch@mesacounty.us Fall Open Burn Season begins September 1 Fall Open Burn Season begins September 1 and runs through October 31 in Mesa County and through September 30 in the City of Grand Junction. Permits for...

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Cue Rapid COVID-19 Test Temporarily Paused at MCPH

Cue Rapid COVID-19 Test Temporarily Paused at MCPH

Public Health Emerging Issues August 23, 2021   Cue Rapid COVID-19 Test Temporarily Paused at MCPH Due to delayed shipment of testing supplies and the prioritization of testing for Mesa County Valley School District 51 schools, Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is...

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Big Shot Grand Prize Winner Announced

Big Shot Grand Prize Winner Announced

BIG SHOT GRAND PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCED Big Shot Grand Prize Winner, Michael Faithe, is presented with a check for $58,200. Michael Faithe, 39, of Grand Junction, was selected as the Grand Prize winner of the Big Shot giveaway. The program provided a financial incentive...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE  COVID-19 Case Trends Community transmission remains high, with a decline in average daily cases. Four weeks ago, the average daily case count was 33, in the most recent week, the average daily case count is 21.  Delta Variant Spread There...

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COVID-19 Booster Not Yet Recommended

COVID-19 Booster Not Yet Recommended

CDC Announcement, August 13, 2021: Booster Shots for Immunocompromised Individuals CDC now recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine after the...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues August 4, 2021 COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE COVID-19 Case Trends Community transmission remains high, with a decline in average daily cases. Four weeks ago, the average daily case count was 32, in the most recent week, the average daily case...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues July 28, 2021 COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE  COVID-19 Case Trends We continue to see a steady decline in average daily cases. Four weeks ago, the average daily case count was 45.  In the most recent week, the average daily case count is 33. ...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: Plague in Colorado

Public Health Emerging Issues: Plague in Colorado

Public Health Emerging Issues July 27, 2021 Plague Activity in Colorado: Protect Yourself and Know the Symptoms Plague is an illness carried by fleas that live on rodents such as mice, squirrels, chipmunks, and prairie dogs. Their fleas can jump onto domestic animals...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues July 22, 2021 COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE  School Guidance Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) worked in coordination with Mesa County Valley School District 51 (D51) on their Keeping Schools Open plan for the 2021-2022 school year.  We will...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues July 14, 2021 COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE  Delta Variant Spread There are 634 cases of Delta variant in Mesa County. We estimate the total number of Delta variant cases to be much higher. Not all positive COVID-19 tests are tested again for...

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MCPH Issues Air Quality Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

MCPH Issues Air Quality Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

UPDATE July 13:  The Air Quality Advisory has been extended through 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 14.  Smoke is expected to decrease for many areas Tuesday afternoon and evening, the public health recommendations should continue to be followed throughout the advisory...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Situation Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Situation Update

Public Health Emerging Issues July 9, 2021 COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE  Delta Variant Spread There are 569 cases of Delta variant in Mesa County. We estimate the total number of Delta variant cases to be much higher. Not all positive COVID-19 tests are tested again for...

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Back To School Vaccinations: Act now for full protection

Back To School Vaccinations: Act now for full protection

BACK TO SCHOOL VACCINATIONS: PLANNING FOR FULL PROTECTION MEANS ACTING NOW    It may seem like summer break just began, but it’s time to think about back-to-school vaccinations. Vaccinations promote a safe, healthy school year, and Colorado law requires all...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues June 30, 2021 COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE Delta Variant Spread Vaccination is critically important as case counts continue to be at a sustained increase in Mesa County and community transmission of the Delta variant is widespread. ...

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Community COVID-19 Testing Site Hours Change

Community COVID-19 Testing Site Hours Change

COMMUNITY COVID-19 TESTING SITE HOURS CHANGE Residents should continue to get tested when symptoms are present, especially with the rapidly spreading Delta variant in our community Starting Monday, June 28th, the community COVID-19 testing site, located in the Mesa...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues June 23, 2021 COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE  Vaccination Efforts Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is offering COVID-19 vaccinations in a Mobile Vaccine Van at the Grand Junction Farmer’s Market (5th and Main St.) every Thursday from...

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Private Pool/Spa Use Safety Considerations

Private Pool/Spa Use Safety Considerations

PRIVATE POOL/SPA USE SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Pool regulations and codes make sure that treated recreational water facilities (e.g. pools, hot tubs, and water parks) provide a clean, healthy, and safe environment for the public. These regulations set minimum standards...

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New Vaccine Toolkit for Employers

New Vaccine Toolkit for Employers

Mesa County Public Health wants to support our business community through up-to-date information on employee vaccination. Our agency has put together a toolkit to help employers and organizations schedule on-site vaccination clinics and navigate COVID-19 vaccination...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues June 16, 2021   COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE Latest Data As of the week ending June 12, 52,138 first doses and 52,580 second doses have been administered in Mesa County for a total of 104,718 doses.  By age that breaks down as the...

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MCPH Issues Air Quality Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

MCPH Issues Air Quality Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has issued an Air Quality Advisory through Saturday, June 12 at 9:00 AM. Areas of moderate to heavy smoke have been observed across Mesa County Friday morning, particularly in valley locations. Smoke will gradually decrease late Friday...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE Vaccination Efforts The COVID-19 vaccine is free.  No appointment, ID or insurance is required. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.  People who are fully vaccinated can resume activities that they did prior...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Vaccination Efforts Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) in conjunction with the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel and other community partners announced a community vaccination effort in the form of a cash incentive campaign earlier this week. Cash prizes, including two $500...

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Spring Open Burn Season Ends May 31

Spring Open Burn Season Ends May 31

Spring Open Burn Season ends two hours before dusk on Monday, May 31. Residents must use alternative options instead of burning. Agricultural burning may continue through the end of the year. Take yard waste to the Mesa County Organic Materials Composting Facility at...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE Latest Data As of the week ending May 22, 49,859 first doses and 49,508 second doses have been administered in Mesa County for a total of 99,367 doses.  By age that breaks down as the following percentages for first doses: Age 12-15:  6.4%...

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First Pediatric COVID-19 Related Death in Mesa County

First Pediatric COVID-19 Related Death in Mesa County

FIRST PEDIATRIC COVID-19 RELATED DEATH IN MESA COUNTY Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has been notified of a pediatric fatality related to COVID-19. The death occurred in a female Mesa County resident who’s in the 10-19 age group. "It is our deepest regret to share...

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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2021

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2021

The week before Memorial Day (May 24–30) is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. The goal of this year’s awareness week is to maximize the health benefits of swimming while minimizing the risk of illness and injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues May 19, 2021 COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE  The Mesa County Community Vaccination Site (CVS) is now located at the Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) building at 510 29 1/2 Rd. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues May 12, 2021   COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE On May 10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in children ages 12-15.  The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) needs...

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Five Variant of Interest Cases Identified in Mesa County

Five Variant of Interest Cases Identified in Mesa County

Through sequencing of test samples, a variant of interest has been identified in five Mesa County COVID-19 cases. The individuals, all females from different households, range in age from 30 to 65 years old. The Mesa County cases are the first time this variant of...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues May 5, 2021   COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has partnered with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to bring a Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to nine locations across...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

April 29, 2021   COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE    Next-day appointments are available for COVID-19 vaccination, visit the Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) website for vaccine scheduling links available in English and Spanish. On April 23, the Food and Drug...

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No Burn Advisory Due to Red Flag Warning 4/24/2021

No Burn Advisory Due to Red Flag Warning 4/24/2021

NO BURN ADVISORY DUE TO RED FLAG WARNING   Mesa County Public Health has issued a no-burn advisory on April 24, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. due to a Red Flag Warning. The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE April 22, 2021 As of the week ending April 17,45,202 first doses and 41,494 second doses have been administered in Mesa County for a total of 86,696 doses.  We estimate approximately 67% of individuals age 70+ and 61% of those between the...

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No Burn Advisory from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Due to Red Flag Warning

No Burn Advisory from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Due to Red Flag Warning

  Mesa County Public Health has issued a no-burn advisory on April 19, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. due to a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service.    The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in...

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Mesa County 5-Star Continues

Mesa County 5-Star Continues

MESA COUNTY 5-STAR PROGRAM CONTINUES   Although Mesa County’s Free to Choose Resolution is in effect starting Friday, April 16, 2021, Mesa County 5-Star businesses are still operating under COVID-19 precautions.    The 5-Star Program is a joint Mesa County...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE  April 15, 2021   Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is expanding hours at its Community Vaccination Site (CVS) to include evenings and weekends.   Expanded appointments are still available for Saturday, April 17 in the morning hours....

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RED FLAG WARNING: No Burn Advisory 1 p.m.-9 p.m. 4/14/2021

RED FLAG WARNING: No Burn Advisory 1 p.m.-9 p.m. 4/14/2021

NO BURN ADVISORY DUE TO RED FLAG WARNING   Mesa County Public Health has issued a no-burn advisory on April 14, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. due to a Red Flag Warning. The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in...

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Expanded Hours at Mesa County Community Vaccination Site

Expanded Hours at Mesa County Community Vaccination Site

  Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is expanding hours at its Community Vaccination Site, located at the Grand Junction Convention Center, to include evenings and weekends.   Prior to the expansion in hours, the site operated Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues April 8, 2021   COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE    Mesa County entered Phase 2 (the general public) of vaccine distribution on April 2. Eligible populations include all individuals 16 years and older as well as previously qualifying...

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No Burn Advisory Due to Red Flag Warning

No Burn Advisory Due to Red Flag Warning

NO BURN ADVISORY DUE TO RED FLAG WARNING   Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Burn Advisory on April 8, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. due to a Red Flag Warning. The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in...

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Drive-Through COVID-19 Sampling Site Moves Back to MCPH

Drive-Through COVID-19 Sampling Site Moves Back to MCPH

April 1, 2021 DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 SAMPLING SITE  MOVES BACK TO MCPH    In recent months, Mesa County has seen a decline in COVID-19 cases, and a reduced demand for testing.    With fewer COVID-19 tests at the Community Sampling Site at the Mesa County...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

  Public Health Emerging Issues March 31, 2021   COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE Beginning Friday, April 2, Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) will enter Phase 2 (the general public) of vaccine distribution. Eligible populations include all individuals 16 years...

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No Burn Advisory Due to High Winds, Fire Safety Concerns

No Burn Advisory Due to High Winds, Fire Safety Concerns

March 29, 2021 No Burn Advisory Due to High Winds, Fire Safety Concerns   Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory through 8 p.m. on March 29 due to expected high winds.    The National Weather Service forecast calls for winds of 25-35 mph...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues March 25, 2021 COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE As of the week ending March 20, 35,057 first doses and 16,611 second doses have been administered in Mesa County for a total of 51,668 doses.  We estimate approximately 63% of individuals age 70+...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues March 18, 2021   COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE    As of the week ending March 12, 31,435 first doses and 14,820 second doses have been administered in Mesa County for a total of 46,255 doses. A Vaccine Dashboard is updated weekly...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues March 10, 2021   COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE    The CDC issued an update to its mask-wearing recommendations on Monday (March 8) saying fully vaccinated individuals can now gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues March 3, 2021 COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE    Johnson & Johnson announced on Saturday, February 27 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine,...

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Spring Burn Season Begins March 1

Spring Burn Season Begins March 1

With the support of local fire chiefs, on March 1, 2021, the Spring Burn Season will return. Last Spring, Mesa County’s Open Burn Season was suspended and ultimately canceled due to resource and air quality concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Fall of 2020...

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MCPH COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form Tutorial

MCPH COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form Tutorial

Do you qualify to get the COVID-19 vaccine under Colorado's current vaccine distribution phase, but are unsure what to do next? We've got you covered- check out our step-by-step tutorial video on how to fill out the vaccine interest form on our website. Keep in mind,...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues February 24, 2021 COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE: The United States surpasses 500,000 deaths due to COVID-19, 5,990 of those deaths occurring in Colorado residents. The grim milestone supports public health priority of getting Americans...

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Mesa County Moves to Level Yellow: Concern

Mesa County Moves to Level Yellow: Concern

Mesa County continues to experience a decline in cases of COVID-19 and will transition to Level Yellow: Concern, effective February 17. Under the new level, most industries are allowed 50% capacity with social distancing measures in place. Personal gatherings under...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues February 17, 2020 COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE: Colorado has expanded eligibility and is currently in phase 1B.2 of vaccine distribution. Providers can offer vaccine to all previously eligible groups as well as: Individuals age 65-69....

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Increased Supply Accelerates COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Increased Supply Accelerates COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

With increased vaccine supply, Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) and our local hospital partners have significantly increased the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered each week in our community. The mass vaccination site at the Grand Junction Convention Center...

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Vaccine Provider List : Mesa County

Mesa County Vaccine Provider List View the list of facilities (Español) in Colorado that have received COVID-19 vaccine.Vaccine Provider Map ALERT: The vaccine provider map is updated every Wednesday with locations that have received vaccine shipments within the past...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues February 8, 2020 COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE  Colorado is currently in phase 1 of vaccine distribution. Mesa County has completed phase 1A and is focusing efforts on Phase 1B.1 of vaccine distribution. Supplies of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines...

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B.1.1.7 Variant Identified in Mesa County Resident

B.1.1.7 Variant Identified in Mesa County Resident

Through testing at the Mesa County Fairgrounds COVID-19 community sampling site, a case of the B.1.1.7 variant has been identified in a female Mesa County resident in her 30s with no travel history. The woman reported no symptoms (asymptomatic) and was not...

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Update to Vaccine Distribution Eligibility Beginning Feb. 8

Update to Vaccine Distribution Eligibility Beginning Feb. 8

Governor Polis announced an update to the Covid-19 vaccine prioritization list. The main updates are: Phase 1B will now be known as Phase 1B1, which is where we are right now. This phase includes Coloradans 70 and older, as well as moderate risk health care workers...

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Public Health Emerging Issues January 28, 2021 Vaccine Distribution Update Colorado is currently in phase 1 of vaccine distribution. Mesa County is currently in phase 1A and 1B of vaccine distribution and is administering both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19...

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First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive in Mesa County

First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive in Mesa County

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has received the first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to frontline health care workers in Mesa County. The distribution will be done in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and...

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