Dalton, Georgia, is no longer offering free monoclonal antibody treatments

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / For months, the city of Dalton offered free Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatments at a drive-through clinic. Now sick people will have to look elsewhere to receive the same treatment.

Due to limited supply of the medication, the city of Dalton, Georgia, will no longer offer free treatments of Regeneron's monoclonal antibodies to those who test positive for and show symptoms of COVID-19.

Earlier this year, Dalton became one of the first cities in the nation to offer free monoclonal antibody treatments to treat COVID-19. Thousands of people from across North Georgia traveled to the drive-in clinic on Tony Ingle Parkway to receive a set of injections that could mean the difference between hospitalization and getting well at home. Now sick people will have to look elsewhere to receive the treatment.

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The city announced its decision to suspend operations of its clinic earlier this month on its website, stating that there were "extremely limited supplies of the medication."

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