Public Health Emerging Issues

June 30, 2021


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. 
  • Available vaccines provide protection against all COVID-19 strains, including emerging variants.
  • These variants are more transmissible and can be more severe, with recent studies showing nearly double the hospitalization risk with the Delta variant. 
  • Vaccination is proven to reduce severe illness, including hospitalization and death.
  • Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. 

Vaccination Efforts

  • Vaccines are FREE.
  • The Power the Comeback COVID-19 Vaccine Bus is making stops at the following locations:
    • Community Hospital (2351 G Road) Wednesday, June 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
    • Central Library (443 N. 6th Street) Tuesday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Mesa Mall (Men’s Warehouse Parking Lot) Thursday, July 8 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • CoorsTek (2449 Riverside Parkway) Tuesday, July 13 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) offers COVID-19 vaccinations in a Mobile Vaccine Van at the Market on Main  (5th and Main St.) every Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

*No appointment, ID, or insurance is required for any bus/van vaccinations.

  • MCPH wants to support our business community through up-to-date information on employee vaccination and has put together a toolkit to help employers and organizations schedule on-site vaccination clinics and navigate COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace. Download the toolkit here.

Your Vaccine is Waiting

  • The Community Vaccination Site, located at 510 29 ½ Road, accepts walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • 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. 
  • All three vaccine types are available, residents are able to choose which vaccine they would like.
  • Immediate scheduling for appointments is still available. An appointment can make the process a little smoother.
  • Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is quick and easy, plan for about 30 minutes.
  • Schedule your vaccine today using these links: English or  Spanish. Search for other vaccine providers in our area including pharmacies and medical clinics, many offer walk-in vaccination. This provider map is updated weekly.

Make a Plan

  • 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 your vaccine today to ensure the safest possible interactions this summer.
  • If you would like to talk to someone about scheduling or the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, call 970-248-6900 and press option 7.
  • Individuals who are more comfortable communicating in Spanish are encouraged to 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 June 26, 53,653 first doses and 54,861 second doses have been administered in Mesa County for a total of 108,514 doses. By age that breaks down as the following percentages for first doses:
  • 12-15=16.3%
  • 16-19=23.4%
  • 20-29=28.9%
  • 30-39=34.8%
  • 40-49=39.5%
  • 50-59=48.2%
  • 60-69=66.8%
  • 70+=68.3%
  • Total=44.86%


  • Approximately 41% 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.