COVID-19 continues to take over Mesa County

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GRAND JUNCTION – Colo.

The Mesa County Public Health office is open for COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone age 12 and up. The office is open for vaccine’s Wednesday through Friday from 3PM to 7PM and Saturday from 9AM to 1PM.

The Mesa County Public Health is also at the Market on Main every Thursday giving vaccines.

The Power the Comeback COVID-19 vaccine bus is making stops at the following locations:

July 6 from 9AM to 5PM at Central Library, 443 N. 6th St.

July 7 from 7AM to 4Pm at Golden Gate, 399 29 Road

July 8 from 12PM to 8PM at Mesa Mall, Men’s Wearhouse parking lot

July 13 from 9:30AM to 5:30PM at CoorsTek, 2449 Riverside Parkway

July 14 from 12PM to 2PM at Central Library, 443 N. 6th St.

July 14 from 3PM to 8PM at Orchard Mesa Lanes, 295 27 Road

July 15 from 9AM to 5PM at Capco, 1328 Winters

July 16 from 8AM to 5PM at Western Colorado Contractors Association Industry Day Vaccine Event, 2405 Patterson Road

July 17 from 11AM to 6PM at Cesar Chavez Day at Las Colonias Park, 725 Struthers

Reminder you do not need to make an appointment at any of these COVID-19 vaccination opportunities.

Masks may no longer be required in Mesa County, but the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread and take over the county. At last update, Mesa County is up to over 500 cases of the Delta variant and that is
the majority of positive COVID-19 cases.
“I just want this to come to an end, I want to be able to get out and do more stuff with people,” Clayton Porter, Mesa County resident said.

Mesa County currently sits at about 45% of people partially vaccinated and 41% of people fully vaccinated.
“There’s a vaccine available, we know we can do better, and we need to do better especially with these emerging variants,” Amanda Mayle, Mesa County Public Health official said.

The Delta variant could infect any age group, but according to Mesa County Public Health, individuals over the age of 65 are at high risk.

“Since July one we have had six deaths reported and the majority of those are individuals who are 80 years and older,” Mayle explains.

COVID-19 continues to impact certain age groups more severely. If all age groups receive the vaccine we all will be be more protected.
“We are making the vaccine available to people as possible. It’s at convenient locations, the library, the Mesa Mall, and right here at Mesa County Public Health,” Mayle said.

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“Well just like I said, if you want this to come to an end we all have to stick together on this,” Porter said.

The Power the Comeback buses next stop will be at the Mesa Mall on Thursday from 12pm to 8pm.

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