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.


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.

Read: ‘It’s kind of infuriating’: Monoclonal antibody switch leaves Floridians feeling duped

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,

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