Long line in Mesa County for H1N1 Vaccine

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The line at the Mesa County Health Department wrapped around the building Wednesday morning.

Health Department officials say the vaccines were gone in less than two hours and thirty minutes.

Despite cold temperatures and windy conditions, parents and grandparents brought small children out in hopes of getting a shot at the vaccine.

Mesa County Health Department spokesperson Kristy Emerson says the Health Department expected a crowd, with more people now able to get the vaccine, and says the turnout says a lot about overall demand, “I think people want the vaccine, I think this population is used to being vaccinated, they know it's important to be vaccinated, and in addition to that, we've had a lot of activity, a lot of school closures, so i think that's also driving the need for the vaccine.”

Health Department officials expect to get another shipment of H1N1 vaccines next week, but what type, either the mist or injectable, or how many doses, is still unknown.

When the Health Department gets more information, 11 News will of course bring all of the latest information on what kind of vaccines, how many, and more information on how you can get one.

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