While history is being made every day, it’s not every day that I participate in or witness a historical moment. Today though, felt like one of those days.
Walking in to the Grand Junction Convention Center, the COVID-19 vaccination site for Mesa County, was fascinating. To witness something so significant taking place in such a makeshift fashion was what really hammered home the historical nature of this moment in time. We’ve all gotten vaccines but most likely inside a hospital or doctor’s office. And only when we needed them, not at the same time that the rest of the world was trying to get theirs also. It almost felt like something out of a movie.
I don’t know what vaccination sites are like across the country but I was pleased by the organization and efficiency of Mesa County. We were swiftly moved through the process by a large team of friendly volunteers. The words that came out of my mouth after my shot was administered were “thank you for being here” and I meant it. The number of people that have pulled together to bring the vaccine in to existence and then to our towns and in to our arms is profound. There is a massive collective effort happening to combat this virus and I am so grateful for everyone participating in the fight.