Flowers Hospital opens up mobile unit offering antibody therapy for COVID-19 patients

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — To further expand access to the highly effective monoclonal antibody treatment of COVID-19, Flowers Hospital will begin using a mobile infusion clinic for its patients.

Partnering with the Alabama Department of Public Health and the U.S. Health and Human Services Department has allowed the clinic to treat more than 2,500 patients.

CEO of Flowers Hospital, Jeff Brannon, explained how this accessibility has reduced the number of COVID hospitalizations.

Brannon said with fewer hospitalizations, this is another way to keep people safe.

“We want that therapy to continue to be available and through this program,” Brannon said. “It will be and we hope people all the providers who continue to test people who present for symptoms and test positive, that we’re here to help,”

Brannon said residents can call the Flower’s pharmacists immediately to start their monoclonal antibody therapy, which Brannon says is the ultimate goal to give them this therapy.

The ten-chair mobile infusion clinic is located next to Flowers Hospital on West Main Street.

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