Mesa County reaches phase 1B.Three in vaccine distribution plan

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mesa County Public Health is moving along with its phased distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine, and now, with more vaccines here—-public health officials are confident in the process.

“Maybe, you might ask, is Mesa County ready? Well, we are ready,” Stefany Busch exclaims, “We have been getting consistent shipment of the vaccine in the last couple of weeks. The more vaccines and shipments we get, the more appointments we can make and the turnover rate for vaccine appointments is higher.”

One major success for distributing the vaccine is at the Grand Junction Convention Center. A steady one thousand doses are distributed daily.

Phase 1B.Three includes people as young as 16 who work in grocery & agriculture, as well as those with at least two high risk conditions.

A number of people appreciate getting theirs sooner rather than later.

“I came out from Missouri to be on this crew. I was told in Missouri that I wouldn’t qualify so I feel great about it,” Olivia Woosley shares, “I’m really excited to be here and to have been vaccinated.”

Mesa County Residents are happy with the center’s vaccination process.

“The people who ran this in this facility, it was so fast and they deserve so much credit,” Devon Mytelka applauds, “It was literally in-and-out. It was so good it was so well run.”

As vaccines reach closer to the general public—-Mesa County is still prioritizing vaccinations for its older residents.

If you have high risk conditions and are wondering if you qualify for a vaccine now a full list can be found at Mesa County Public Health’s website.

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