Public Health Emerging Issues

May 5, 2021



  • 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 Mesa County from May 4-14. 
    • Vaccines are available at no cost, without an appointment, and no ID or insurance is required. Click here to learn more.
  • As of the week ending May 1, 47,075 first doses and 45,117 second doses have been administered in Mesa County for a total of 92,192 doses. 
    • Approximately 68% of individuals age 70+ and 62% of those between the ages of 60-69 have received a first dose. 
    • Approximately 36% 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. 
  • MCPH will resume the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine on Friday, May 7. From May 7 forward, the J&J vaccine will be available on Fridays and individuals will be able to choose whether they want the J&J vaccine or the Moderna/Pfizer vaccines on the MCPH scheduling website.


  • The Community Vaccination Site (CVS) at the Grand Junction Convention Center will relocate to the MCPH building (510 29 1/2 Rd) on May 19. 
    • With over 90,000 vaccine doses administered in Mesa County, shifting operations back to the MCPH building is appropriate. 
    • The site, where vaccine administration started, will continue to meet the community vaccination needs
    • The shift will also allow the Grand Junction Convention Center to host events as outlined in the Free to Choose Resolution.
  • Immediate scheduling and next-day appointments are available.
  • MCPH is working to make getting a COVID-19 vaccine as convenient as possible and offers evening and weekend appointments.
  • This week, we are administering about 500 vaccine doses per day with enough vaccine to administer about 1,500 doses per day. 
  • A Vaccine Dashboard is updated weekly on the MCPH website. 
  • 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).