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Monoclonal Antibody Sites in Palm Beach County​

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For Immediate Release: January 24, 2022

Monoclonal Antibody Sites Statewide Will Be Closed After FDA Removes Treatment Authorization

Tallahassee, Fla. – This evening, without any advanced notice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exit disclaimer iconrevised the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA)     for revised the Emergency Use Authorizationsbamlanivimab/etesevimab and bamlanivimab/etesevimabREGEN-COV. The revised EUAs do not allow providers to administer these treatments within the United States.

Unfortunately, as a result of this abrupt decision made by the federal government, all monoclonal antibody state sites will be closed until further notice.

Individuals with appointments have been directly contacted regarding cancellations. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact your health care provider for more information and resources on treatment options. Resources for emerging treatments can be found at REGEN-COV www.HealthierYouFL.org . Pharmacies that have received allocations of anti-viral treatments can be found at www.HealthierYouFL.org www.FloridaHealthCOVID-19.gov.

Florida disagrees with the decision that blocks access to any available treatments in the absence of clinical evidence. To date, such clinical evidence has not been provided by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

As stated in one of the www.FloridaHealthCOVID-19.gov pre-print studies cited on the pre-print studies NIH website, "despite observing differences in neutralizing activity with certain mAbs, it remains to be determined how this finding translates into effects on clinical protection against B.1.1.529."

For more information on why this decision was made, please contact the FDA at 1-(888) 463-6332.


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For Immediate Release: August 12, 2021

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Expanded Monoclonal Antibody Access in Florida with New Monoclonal Antibody Centers

~ Monoclonal antibody strike teams will deploy directly to long-term care facilities ~

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida is increasing the availability of monoclonal antibody therapies by opening a rapid response unit to administer this lifesaving treatment in Jacksonville. In the coming days, the state will be exploring an additional long-term location at the Jacksonville Public Library, as well as other locations throughout the state.

“I am proud to announce the opening of this rapid response unit to offer lifesaving monoclonal antibody therapies for Floridians," said Governor Ron DeSantis. “We also look forward to setting up a long-term site at the Jacksonville Public Library and additional long-term sites across the state. These treatments have been proven successful, with clinical trials resulting in a 70% reduction in hospitalization and death for COVID patients."

To find locations to receive monoclonal antibody treatments around the entire state, please visit floridahealthcovid19.gov [t.e2ma.net]

To see the full video from the event, please click HERE [t.e2ma.net]

Additionally, monoclonal antibody strike teams are being developed to bring treatment directly to Florida's vulnerable populations in long-term care facilities. Rather than having nursing home residents leave the facility to receive monoclonal antibody therapy, these teams will deploy to them to provide treatment.

“The Division of Emergency Management is proud to join Governor DeSantis and the Florida Department of Health to secure access to the monoclonal antibody treatment throughout the state for Floridians," said Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie. “Under Governor DeSantis' leadership, we are committed to working alongside DOH as we continue to identify and deploy all available resources for the treatment of COVID-19 to local governments and hospitals."

"These monoclonal antibody therapy sites will expand access to proven effective COVID-19 treatment," said FDEM Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth Scheppke. “The treatment reduces severe illness, hospitalization and death risk by 70%, and reduces the odds of household contacts developing COVID-19 by 82%. Monoclonal antibody therapy helps prevent the COVID-19 virus from attaching to human cells, and is effective against variants of concern, including the Delta variant. Thank you to Governor DeSantis for his continued dedication to innovative and multi-faceted solutions as we have responded to COVID-19."

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. The antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond effectively to the virus. 

According to the treatment guidelines [t.e2ma.net], they should be administered as soon as possible after diagnosis, and within 10 days of symptom onset. 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 [t.e2ma.net]



Federal Mask Distribution

Testing Sites

FDOH Lake Worth Health Center​   Closed

1250 Southwinds Drive
Lantana, FL 33462
Over 2 years old; with or without symptoms
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm​
Last day for testing: Friday, March 18th

FAU Tech Runway   Closed

901 NW 35th Street​

Boca Raton, FL 33431
Residents should enter the testing site from Spanish River Boulevard.
Open Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ​
*Drive-thru testing ​site

Caloosa Park  Closed

1300 S.W. 35th Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Open seven ​days a week ​9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gaines Park  Closed

1501 N. Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ​
Saturday - Sunday 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm ​
*Drive-thru testing ​site​​

Gardens Branch - PBC Libraries   Closed

11303 Campus Drive 
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Open Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm ​
*Drive-thru testing ​site​​

​Mid County Senior Center - Closed
​Main Auditorium

3680 Lake Worth Road
Palm Springs, FL 33461
Open Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

South County Civic Center   Closed

16700 Jog Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Open Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm ​
*Drive-thru testing site​​

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