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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 prizes a week and a grand prize that could build up to $90,000 are up for grabs. 
    • Mesa County residents, regardless of where they were vaccinated are eligible to enter.
    • Residents must ENTER to win, this contest does not automatically enroll participants.
    • Previously vaccinated individuals are able to register. Enter your most recent vaccination date on your entry form.
    • More information can be found here
  • Individuals may enter the Big Shot giveaway in addition to the Colorado Comeback Cash initiative through the State of Colorado, the first $1 million Colorado Comeback Cash winner will be announced Friday, June 4.
  • MarilacHealth is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Central High School on Thursday, 6/3 by appointment only. More information can be found here. 
  • Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. People who are fully vaccinated can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic. Learn more about what you and your child or teen can do when you have been fully vaccinated
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is launching the Power the Comeback business pledge, website, and toolkit to support Colorado businesses and their frontline workers. Find the pledge and additional resources at www.bizpledgeco.com.
  • As you plan summertime activities, remember that full protection builds in the two weeks following your second dose (or after your first dose of a single dose vaccine).  Plan today to ensure the safest possible interactions this summer.
  • The Mesa County Community Vaccination Site (CVS) is 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.
  • Children 12 years and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
    • MCPH administers Pfizer vaccine Wednesdays and Saturdays. The scheduling website will only allow appointments for this age group on scheduled Pfizer days, and a parent or guardian must be present at the vaccine appointment.
  • 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).

 

Latest Data

  • As of the week ending May 29, 50,801 first doses and 50,355 second doses have been administered in Mesa County for a total of 101,156 doses.  By age that breaks down as the following percentages for first doses:
    • Age 12-15:  9.6%
    • Age 16-19: 20%
    • Age 20-29: 26.2%
    • Age 30-39: 31.8%
    • Age 40-49: 36.7%
    • Age 50-59: 45.3%
    • Age 60-69: 64.6%
    • 70+: 67.1%
    • Total: 42.11% 
  • Approximately 38% of Mesa County residents age 12 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 with new data related to vaccine by age group.