MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is expanding hours at its Community Vaccination Site, located at the Grand Junction Convention Center, to include evenings and weekends.
Prior to the expansion in hours, the site operated Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but MCPH is aware that the timeframe does not work for everyone. MCPH is hopeful expanding hours and days will help accommodate more people, resulting in higher vaccination rates.
This week, the site has an additional 300 vaccine appointments available on Wednesday (4/14), with hours running until 7 pm, and 500 vaccine appointments available on Saturday (4/17).
The Wednesday and Saturday expanded appointments are being treated as a special event- MCPH is interested in seeing how many of the appointments get filled.
If the expansion is popular and demand is high, MCPH will look into making evening and Saturday appointments more regularly available by the end of the month.
With the expansion in hours comes a higher need for volunteers. The Community Vaccination Site is a largely volunteer-run effort with 140-200 volunteers each day including 50 medical volunteers (vaccinators, draw nurses, observation) and hundreds of non-medical volunteers (navigators, data entry). If you would like to volunteer to help, sign up here.
If you are unable to complete the form online, call 970-248-6900 and 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.