Vaccine Availability

Update 4-4-2021

Midtown Family Medicine will not be able to receive COVID-19 Vaccines due to the regulations required by the state of Missouri.  I have reviewed the current requirements today (4-4-2021).

While we have a certified process for storing and administering vaccines by our Vaccine distributor the rules chosen by the state do not allow us to receive vaccine.  I have communicated my concerns regarding this issue to the state office and thus far the regulations have not been changed.

Currently the role out of vaccines has improved under the new administration.  We will update this page as the plans move forward.  The Biden administration has put a plan in place now for ramping up delivery of the vaccines to states including mass vaccination centers throughout all of the states.  This does not at this time alter our status with the state of Missouri and the Department of Health and Senior Services that is distributing vaccines at the state level. 

President Biden has announced that by the Fourth of July we should be able to gather families for backyard events to celebrate Indepence day.  All adults should be able to access vaccinations by May first.  He is targeting 200 million doses in arms by his one hundreth day in office which is April 30th.  As of Friday, April 2nd more than 161 million doses have been administered with more than 104 million receiving at least one dose and more than 59 million completely vaccinated.  In the last week the daily average for vaccinations was more than 3 million per day.  Friday the total was over 4 million in one day.

Gary Thompson, MD

April 4th 2021