Mesa County vaccination rates hurting businesses | Business

Mesa County’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is lagging behind other large counties in Colorado, and that’s having an effect on the local economy.

Grand Junction Economic Partnership Executive Director Robin Brown said businesses that are looking to move and/or expand into the Grand Junction area are being turned off by the low vaccination rate here.

“People look at what’s happening and they don’t want to come here,” Brown said.

As of Monday, 38% of eligible Mesa County residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 43% had received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to Mesa County Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The dashboard reported 102,978 total vaccine doses have been administered in Mesa County.

Mesa County’s vaccination rate is the lowest of the 15 most populous counties in Colorado, according to Public Health…

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