In St. Louis County, where she lives, her conditions didn’t qualify her as a priority for the vaccine. Filmore said she can’t understand the disparity between the vaccine supplies in her home city and county versus the far less populated rural areas. “I don’t know why he would punish the other citizens in the state,” Filmore said. She also wondered why the vaccine distribution has been so inequitable in Missouri. Frontline educators in next-door Illinois are eligible to get the vaccine now, but in Missouri, they are not.