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ESCAMBIA COUNTY MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPY TREATMENT SITE UPDATE

By FDOH-Escambia

November 29, 2021

Pensacola, Fla. — The State of Florida successfully deployed and expanded state-run, lifesaving monoclonal antibody therapy treatment sites statewide. Throughout this process, the State has worked with a robust network of community partners to ensure the health care sector is equipped to administer monoclonal antibody therapy treatment to Floridians.

To support this transition of monoclonal antibody therapy treatment administration to locally operated providers, the state-supported monoclonal antibody therapy treatment site at Bayview Community Center, 2001 E. Lloyd Street, in Escambia County, closed on November 19, 2021. 

Alternative monoclonal antibody therapy treatment locations in this area are listed below, available by provider-referral only

Baptist Hospital
1000 W Moreno St.
Pensacola, FL 

West Florida Hospital
8383 N Davis Hwy
Pensacola, FL 

Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola 
5151 N 9th Ave
Pensacola, FL 

East Hill Pharmacy
2899 N 12th Ave
Pensacola, FL

The Florida Department of Health will continue to allocate doses of monoclonal antibodies to health care providers with high utilization rates and will ensure inventory levels meet county demand. 

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Treatment Locator: 

Monoclonal antibody therapy treatment locations can be found at FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov and by using the National Infusion Center Association’s treatment locator

Benefits of Treatment: 

Monoclonal antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond effectively to the COVID-19 virus. 

Monoclonal antibody therapy treatment is for individuals who have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19. Monoclonal antibody therapy treatment can prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death in high-risk patients who have contracted COVID-19. Specifically, it:

  • Reduces the risk of death/hospitalization by 70%-85%.
  • Reduces the risk of developing symptomatic disease by over 80%. 

Who is Eligible: 

Individuals 12 years and older (weighing at least 88 pounds) who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 are eligible for this treatment.

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