State-run COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment site opens in Brevard County

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Brevard County announced Tuesday that it will be home to Florida’s third state-run monoclonal antibody therapy treatment site for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

The site is located at Kiwanis Island Park on Merritt Island and has the capacity to serve more than 300 patients per day between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.

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To make an appointment, click here. Walk-ins are also being accepted at this time.

The new site comes one day after Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the state’s second monoclonal antibody treatment site in Orlando at Camping World Stadium. The other site is located in Jacksonville.

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The main goal of the treatment is to prevent worsening symptoms that would require admission to hospital, and the treatment has been shown to prevent the virus from worsening and spreading.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.