Mesa County offering another H1N1 clinic that's open to anyone

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - Mesa County Health Department officials say there will be 2,000 H1N1 vaccine appointments available before the end of the year to anyone over six months old.

A total of 2,000 appointments will be available Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can start scheduling appointments Monday, Dec. 14 at 8:30 a.m. until all appointments are fillled.

You can book the appointments online or by calling the Health Department. Staff will be available to schedule appointments on Monday, Dec. 14 and Tuesday, Dec. 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until appointments are filled.

An increased availability of the vaccine has allowed county officials to offer the shot to anyone, not just priority groups. Health Department officials say registered health care providers and many local pharmacies are offering the vaccine to the public. The vaccines are free through Mesa County Health Department but there may be a fee if you get the vaccine from health care providers or pharmacies.

Regular immunization and vaccine services will be served on a walk-in basis Monday, Dec. 14 and Tuesday, Dec. 15. All other routine immunization activities at Mesa County Health Department will be canceled for Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Health officials say H1N1 vaccination will be limited through the end of the year due to the holidays and a mandatory County furlough day but that H1N1 vaccination services will continue in the new year as supplies allow.

To book an appointment online click the link below or call the Health Department at 683-6636.

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