Colorado Mesa Engages Football Players To Get Shots As Part Of University’s Pandemic Plan

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The Colorado Mesa University Mavericks football team in practice Friday, August 27, 2021 on the school’s Grand Junction campus. At the urging of faculty and Coach Tremaine Jackson, dozens of players got vaccinated against COVID-19.

Earlier this year, Mesa County reported the state’s first cases of the highly contagious Delta variant. As Colorado Mesa University's 11,000 students return to class, the school's football players were recently encouraged to get vaccinated. It's one example of the university's strategy to combat COVID-19.