CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Jan. 5

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CULLMAN, Ala. – On Jan. 5, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update:

Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level of community transmission.

Cullman Regional Current Situation

·         37 COVID positive patients, two of whom are on a ventilator

·         Continue to be vigilant in mask wearing and social distancing.  Everyone should continue to follow precautions to prevent the spread of infection – wash hands, socially distance and wear a mask when you cannot socially distance. 

Below is the Alabama Department of Public Health data on hospitalizations statewide.

COVID Vaccine Clinics

Vaccines for ages 12 and up

Cullman Regional’s COVID vaccine clinic is located on the hospital’s Mobile Unit in the parking area of Professional Office Building (POB) 3 on the east side of campus. This location is most easily accessed through the hospital’s main entrance at the traffic light off Highway 157.

  • Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. No Wednesday or Thursday appointments are available. When you arrive, please pull up to the mobile unit and a staff member will give you further instructions.
  • Vaccines are by appointment only. To schedule a vaccine appointment visit: https://cullmanregional.com/cullman-regional-vaccination-clinics/?swcfpc=1.
  • If no appointments are available, please check back the following day as we post additional appointment openings regularly.

Vaccines for Ages 5-11

If you would like to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination for your child, you may schedule an appointment at Cullman Regional Medical Group – North by calling 256-735-5075. Online appointments are not accepted for children’s vaccines. Appointments are available only on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All children must have a parent or legal guardian with them to receive their vaccination.

Additional Community Locations Providing Vaccines

Pfizer

CVS – Hanceville

CVS – South Cullman

Walgreens – North Cullman

Walgreens – South Cullman

Moderna

Borden Family Pharmacy

CVS – North Cullman

Heritage Pharmacy – Dodge City

Heritage Pharmacy of Cullman

McSwain’s Pharmacy

Medical Arts Apothecary

Publix

Specialty Pharmacy

Village Discount

Wal-Mart – Hwy 157

Wal-Mart South

Johnson & Johnson

McSwain’s Pharmacy

Medical Arts Apothecary

Specialty Pharmacy

Village Discount

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy:

Distribution of the monoclonal antibodies previously available has been paused and/or severely limited from the state and federal government. This is due to the ineffectiveness of these therapies for the omicron variant which is the most prevalent COVID variant causing infections currently. As a result, we have a very limited supply of effective monoclonal antibodies to administer, and these are being given only to patients in the highest risk category as defined by the CDC. We do not have enough to provide infusions to every patient with COVID.  National production of these treatments has increased, and we are hopeful there will be much more availability soon.

The best protection from serious illness due to COVID remains vaccination and a booster when applicable. COVID vaccines can be obtained at Cullman Regional as outlined in this document.

Visiting Cullman Regional:

As a reminder, Cullman Regional upholds visitation restrictions in accordance with CDC guidelines.

These restrictions include:

  • All visitors must check-in and complete a temperature check at the front desk
  • Masks are required for employees and visitors regardless of vaccination status
  • Only one visitor is allowed per adult (16 or older) patient in all hospital departments except the Emergency Department*. (Two visitors allowed per minor patient ages 15 or younger)
  • COVID-19 positive patients will not be allowed to have visitors
  • All visitors must be over the age of 16

Please remember that visitor hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. daily.

Visitors to the Cullman Regional Medical Group Clinics must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status and only one visitor is allowed per patient or two visitors per minor under the age of 16.

*Emergency Department Restrictions

  • Due to the influx of COVID positive cases and out of an abundance of caution, no visitors are allowed in the Emergency Department. Limited exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. In those limited exceptions, we will only allow (one) visitor/caregiver who will not be allowed to rotate with any other visitor during the patient’s stay in the Emergency Department to limit unnecessary exposures.

We appreciate your compliance with these regulations to keep our staff, patients and families safe.

Stay up to date on all of the information by following us on Social Media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit https://cullmanregional.com/coronavirus-2/ for more information.