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October 20, 2021

As we enter into the fall and winter months, we want to encourage the campus community to continue with good health habits that reduce the risk of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases like the seasonal flu. Vaccines reduce the risk of seasonal flu and COVID-19 and provide important protection for yourself and your loved ones. We have a few opportunities to get the COVID-19 and flu vaccines on campus in the coming weeks, and we have an update to our data dashboard.

COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunities

CMU will offer on-campus vaccine clinics on Nov. 19, 20 and 21 with additional details to come. If you want to get your COVID-19 vaccine before then, Mesa County Public Health offers vaccines free of charge by appointment or walk in. You may also consult with your primary care provider, local pharmacy or find COVID-19 vaccine sites at vaccines.gov/search/.

Flu Vaccine Opportunities

CMU nursing students will host a flu vaccine clinic in University Center 221 and 222. Bring your insurance card (if you do not have insurance, the cost is $30). No need to make an appointment.

  • October 29 from 10am-2pm
  • November 17 from 10am-2pm

CMU Human Resources will have the flu vaccine available at the faculty and staff health benefits fair. The vaccine is free if you are a Rocky Mountain Health Plan member (if you are not a member it costs $40, which your insurance company may reimburse). You must reserve your timeslot in advance and use company code MESA2021. These flu vaccine clinics will be hosted in the University Center Meyer Ballroom.

  • October 26 from 9am-12pm and 1:30-4pm
  • October 27 from 9-11am, 12:30-2pm and 3:30-4:30pm

Update to Data Dashboard

This fall we have continued to monitor the ongoing and evolving protective campus immunity level, which continues to progress based on new COVID-19 cases in our campus community and an increasing number of individuals receiving vaccines. We are also continuing to track the rates of reinfections and breakthrough cases.

These combined data points indicate that our level of protective immunity on campus has increased and we conservatively estimate that the increase moves our calculated protective immunity range up by 2% to 82-92%. We continue to encourage those, especially those with no protective immunity, to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It remains our best tool to prevent a COVID-19 infection and more severe disease. Visit the CMU COVID-19 data dashboard for details.

As always, thank you for being a part of the solution and continuing to keep our campus safe.

Regards,

The Safety Team