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Governor Ron DeSantis Opens New Monoclonal Antibody Treatment State Sites in Alachua and St. Lucie Counties

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced that tomorrow, August 24th, new monoclonal antibody treatment sites will open in Alachua and St. Lucie counties. Each treatment site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week and have the capacity to serve more than 300 patients per day. 
  
To see the full video from the event in St. Lucie County, please click here.
 
The monoclonal antibody treatment sites opening tomorrow, August 24, 2021, are located at:
 
Fellowship Church
16916 Northwest U.S. Highway 441
High Springs, Florida 32643
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
 
Havert L. Fenn Center
Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, Florida 34982
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
 
Previously opened sites are located at: 
 
Bay County
Bay County Fairgrounds
2230 East 15th Street
Panama City, Florida 32405
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.

Brevard County
Kiwanis Island Park
951 Kiwanis Island Park Road 
Merritt Island, Florida 32952
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Broward County
C.B. Smith Park 
900 North Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
Hours: 7 days a week; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Duval County
Jacksonville Public Library
304 North Main Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
 
Hillsborough County
Kings Forest Park
8008 East Chelsea Street
Tampa, Florida 33610
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Lee County
Old Bonita Springs Library
26876 Pine Avenue
Bonita Springs, FL 34135 
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Manatee County
Manatee Memorial Hospital Complex
206 2nd Street East
Bradenton, Florida 34208
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Miami-Dade County
Tropical Park
7900 Southwest 40 Street
Miami, Florida 33155
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Okaloosa County
Northwest Florida Fairgrounds
1958 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.

Orange County
Camping World Stadium
1 Citrus Bowl Place
Orlando, Florida 32805 
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
Palm Beach County
West Gate Park
3691 Oswego Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409 
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Pasco County
Fasano Center
11611 Denton Avenue 
Hudson, Florida 34667
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
 
Polk County
Church at the Mall 
1010 East Memorial Boulevard    
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Volusia County
Ormond Beach Senior Center 
351 Andrews Street
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To find locations to receive monoclonal antibody treatments around the entire state, please visit floridahealthcovid19.gov
Monoclonal antibody treatments can be prescribed by health care providers to individuals 12 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are at high risk for severe illness and hospitalization. However, at Governor DeSantis’ direction, there is currently a standing order in Florida signed by the State Surgeon General that allows patients to receive this treatment without a prescription or referral if administered by an eligible health care provider. Such referrals are not required at any of the State of Florida monoclonal antibody treatment sites and treatments are available at no cost to patients.
The antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond effectively to the virus. According to the treatment guidelines, they should be administered as soon as possible after diagnosis. By providing access to these treatments at these new sites, Governor DeSantis is alleviating demand on hospital resources and further making sure that Floridians have access to all potential treatments that can help them recover from COVID-19.  
Governor DeSantis and the Florida Department of Health continue to encourage Floridians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out where the vaccine is offered HERE

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