This press release is published at the request of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County.
The State of Florida successfully deployed and expanded state-run, life-saving monoclonal antibody therapy treatment sites statewide. The State has worked with a robust network of community partners throughout this process 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 Fellowship Church of High Springs (16916 NW US Hwy 441, High Springs) will close on November 12, 2021.
Alternative monoclonal antibody therapy treatment locations in this area include:
UF Health Shands Hospital
1600 S.W. Archer Rd, Gainesville
North Florida Regional Medical Center
6500 Newberry Rd, Gainesville
Infectious Disease Associates & Travel Medicine
3600 N.W. 43rd St Ste D2, Gainesville
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 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% and reduces the risk of developing the symptomatic disease by over 80%.
For more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County Director Paul Myers at 352-334-8892 or Paul.Myers@flhealth.gov