Monoclonal treatments on hold, testing still available in Brevard County

Brevard County adds new COVID-19 testing site, after seeing a high demand from residents

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Brevard County officials announced the suspension of its Rockledge City Center monoclonal antibody treatment site Tuesday.

The county said the suspension was based on changes to approved treatment availability.

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On Monday, the FDA removed its emergency use authorization for two monoclonal antibody treatments.

The FDA said the two COVID-19 antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly should no longer be used because they are unlikely to work against the omicron variant.

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County officials said residents who had scheduled appointments for monoclonal treatment were being notified about cancellations.

COVID-19 testing is still available at the Rockledge site and several other locations in Brevard County.

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COVID-19 testing is available at the following locations:

Florida Department of Health-Brevard (walk-up site):

2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera.

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No appointment required; walk-ins welcome

Parrish Medical Center (drive-thru site):

951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.

Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Appointments preferred; walk-ins welcome.

Rockledge City Center (drive-thru site):

920 Barton Blvd., Rockledge.

Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pre-registration is recommended; walk-ins welcome.

West Melbourne Community park (walk-up site):

3000 Minton Road, West Melbourne.

Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents are asked to use the Fell Road entrance to park. Pre-registration is recommended; walk-ins welcome.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.