Local Public Health Alert: COVID-19 infection rates remain high in Mesa County.  Click here to learn more.

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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 ages of 60-69 have received a first dose. 
  • Approximately 33% of the total Mesa County eligible population (16 years and older) is fully vaccinated, meaning they have received both doses in a two-dose series, or a single dose vaccine. 
  • Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) expanded hours at its Community Vaccination Site (CVS) to include evenings and weekends last week. Weekday hours are available this week  (Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), with evening and weekend hours returning the last week of April.
  • This week, we are administering about 600 vaccine doses per day. We have enough vaccine to administer about 1,500 doses per day. 
  • Appointments are available for COVID-19 vaccination, visit our website for vaccine scheduling links available in English and Spanish for an appointment as soon as the next day. 
  • On April 13, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended a pause on administering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine after reports of a rare type of clotting syndrome.
    • MCPH immediately took the J&J vaccine off its scheduling list and rescheduled existing J&J appointments for the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine as we await further direction from federal agencies.
    • If you have received the J&J COVID-19 vaccine and develop a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, contact your healthcare provider or seek medical care.
  • A Vaccine Dashboard is updated weekly on the Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) website. 
  • MCPH continues to operate a Community Vaccination Site located at the Grand Junction Convention Center at 159 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
  • If you are unable to complete scheduling online call 970-248-6900. Press Option 7. Individuals who are more comfortable communicating in Spanish should call the Mesa County Public Health Spanish-language line at 970-255-3700.
  • The State of Colorado has set up a Vaccine Hotline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with answers to general vaccine questions available in multiple languages. Call 1-877-CO-VAX-CO (1-877-268-2926).