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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 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Next-day appointments are available for COVID-19 vaccination, visit the MCPH website for vaccine scheduling links available in English and Spanish.
  • The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for 12 to 15-year-olds.
    • Mesa County Public Health administers Pfizer vaccine on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The scheduling website will only allow appointments for individuals age 12-17 on scheduled Pfizer days, and a parent or guardian must be present at the vaccine appointment.
  • As of the week ending May 14, 48,243 first doses and 47,947 second doses have been administered in Mesa County for a total of 96,190 doses. 
    • Approximately 69% of individuals ages 70+ and 64% of those between the ages of 60-69 have received a first dose. 
    • Approximately 39% of Mesa County residents age 16 and older are fully vaccinated, meaning they have received both doses in a two-dose series, or a single dose vaccine. 
    • A Vaccine Dashboard is updated weekly on the MCPH website.
  • Mobile vaccination clinics will return to Mesa County through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s #PowertheComeback bus beginning May 25.
    • First and second doses of the Pfizer and single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available at locations across Mesa County. More information about dates and locations can be found here.  
  • 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).