Hours extended for monoclonal antibodies treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19Published on Friday, September 3, 2021By: Ruth CumminsThe number of daily appointments available at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s monoclonal antibody clinic has been increased from 60 to 80.The clinic is set up on the lower level of Garage B, across from the Adult Emergency Department, and is open seven days a week, starting at 7 a.m. and ending with the last appointments starting at 6 p.m. The antibodies are given in shots or IVs, and the treatment process takes roughly two hours.Visit covidmabtreatment.umc.edu to see if you qualify and to make an appointment at the clinic. Appointments are required. Learn more about monoclonal antibodies and how they work by clicking here.As a reminder, the clinic is open through the long holiday weekend, including on Monday, Labor Day.UMMC providers recommend the treatment for those with mild to moderate COVID-19. When started early in the virus, treatment with monoclonal antibodies may help keep people from getting worse. It’s not approved for those who have advanced past the mild to moderate stage, so it’s important to begin treatment as soon as possible.