City, county, and hospital officials are feeling hopeful after two days of drive-thru vaccinations.

According to CBS 7, everyone from the mayor to the staff at Midland Memorial Hospital are hopeful that Midland has a hand in getting the pandemic under control.

“If I could just be corny enough to use a sports analogy, it feels like we’re at best in the second half, maybe the fourth quarter of this continued fight against COVID-19,” said Midland Mayor Patrick Payton.

Midland has their drive-thru vaccination site at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and after Friday and Monday over 1,100 doses were given.

Midland Memorial Hospital CEO Russell Meyers said there were numerous no-shows for appointments on Monday but those who were next in line were called up so no vaccines would go un administered.

Russell Meyers asks those who no longer need their appointment to call 221-4VAX or email them at vaccine@midlandhealth.org.

Right now appointments stand at 7,000 with 8,000 people on the waiting list.

Meyers asks you to check your junk email folder when you make an appointment to make sure you get your confirmation and your appointment is ready to go.

Midland Memorial Hospital has received its second shipment with over 5,000 doses and Meyers says they will give a small amount of that to outlying communities who have not received their vaccines yet.

If you are in the qualified phases and have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, register to get your vaccine by going to the Midland Health website.

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