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 (2-17-2021).
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 struggled. Under the new administration the role out has improved. 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. On February 11th President Biden announced that we have secured adequate vaccine to be delivered by the end of July. This is several months earlier than previously announced. Delivering the vaccine into patient arms is rapidly being adjusted and improved as well.
Gary Thompson, MD
February 17th 2021