GRAND JUNCTION, Colo – Mesa County’s latest Mobile Vaccine Clinic rolled out to the corner of Horizon Drive and Crossroads Boulevard for its second clinic this month. Some of those getting vaccinated feel relief as Grand Junction continues to open back up; saying the shot allows them to return to work and have some normalcy after a difficult year, “The amount of comfort that I had, knowing that I had been vaccinated, that I can come to work, I can see sick kids, and I am as protected as I can be, is a piece of calmness that you can’t get somewhere else,” says Primary Care Partner’s Dr. Megan Stinar.
With the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate up eleven-percent, the state is hoping that avoiding a trip to the doctor’s office may be an incentive for more people to get vaccinated, “I mean, I think it makes it really convenient, you’re not having to go to the Health Department, you’re not having to go downtown,” continues Stinar.
The U.S. has just reached over 600,000 COVID-19-related deaths, with Mesa County contributing 239 to the growing number.
Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics like this one require no insurance and are completely free to anyone who would like to get the shot. Vaccinations at the doctor’s office may be expensive, especially if insurance cannot cover it; another added bonus to the Mobile Clinic is the accessibility for those wanting to get vaccinated, “The vaccine is free for everyone because quite honestly, that’s how our country gets back to normal,” explains Stinar.
The next Mobile Clinic will be at the Mesa Mall on June 17th if you or anyone you know would like to get vaccinated. For more information, visit COVID-19 Vaccine | Mesa County Public Health.