Public Health Emerging Issues
June 30, 2021
COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE
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.
- 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).
- 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:
- 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.