Flowers holds their own vaccine clinic with first come first serve basis

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Flowers Hospital will be hosting it’s first mass vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8:30 AM.

“We have about 400 vaccinations first come first serve, and once we’re done we’re done,” Director of Bariatrics Amy Balkcom said.

Flowers has been administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine since December to medical staff and other eligible persons, but not at a large scale.

“So this is not the first time that we’re vaccinating folks but we are excited to be able to offer it to the community a little more readily available,” Director of Marketing Emily Darnell said.

This type of clinic will be first for the hospital and not just because of the size.

Unlike other medical centers, which schedule each appointment per dose, this vaccination clinic will be first come first serve and Flowers will have first responders to help with traffic.

“So we’ve been working with the Dothan Police Department, Dothan Fire Department, local EMA service to help with our traffic plans to minimize disruption and traffic as much as possible,” Darnell said.

There are only 400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for Tuesday’s clinic but Flowers is hoping to hold more of these events in the future.

“So our vaccination supply obviously depends on what we get from the state,” Darnell said. “So right now as of today I can’t guarantee anything but as we get more supply from the state, we are hopeful that we’ll be able to offer more.”

Flowers Hospital asks that if you are hoping to receive your vaccination tomorrow that you bring the proper identification to prove your eligibility.

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