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MANATEE COUNTY MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPY TREATMENT SITE UPDATE

By Christopher Tittel, Communication Director

December 22, 2021

December 22, 2021

 

MANATEE COUNTY MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPY TREATMENT SITE UPDATE

 

Contact:
Christopher Tittel, Communication Director, DOH-Manatee

Christopher.Tittel@flhealth.gov

(305) 924-6839

 

Bradenton, 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, Manatee Memorial Hospital Complex, 206 2nd Street E. in Manatee County is no longer a state-supported monoclonal antibody therapy treatment site.

 

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 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ 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 more than 80%.

 

 

 

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