Florida rolls out at minimum 15 state-run COVID-19 cure clinics

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Florida will have at least 15 state-operate monoclonal antibody cure sites in which people can acquire the treatment for free of charge, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

For the duration of a information conference in South Florida Wednesday, he debuted a new clinic calling it an additional way to make the coronavirus remedy far more commonly accessible.

DeSantis spoke from C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, a big-scale vaccine web site located at the heart of difficult-hit Broward County. Afterwards in the day, DeSantis introduced the opening of one more clinic in West Palm Beach.

“The share of persons who are becoming hospitalized, that are COVID good are overwhelmingly individuals that have not been vaccinated,” he claimed. “And even extra overwhelmingly are people today that have not — the moment contaminated — bought the monoclonal antibody treatment.”

DeSantis has been crisscrossing the state to open a number of COVID-19 antibody procedure clinics. This 7 days, he debuted the clinic at Tenting Globe Stadium in Orlando. Kiwanis Island Park on Meritt Island is now also a treatment method place. The point out also opened a very similar clinic in Jacksonville and with the governor adding point out-run web pages will soon pop up in West Palm Seashore and Miami-Dade County.


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By opening quite a few web-sites presenting the treatment method, it helps hold people out of the medical center and frees up clinic team to address other sufferers as they really do not have to accomplish the procedure on people, the governor reported.

Florida’s surgeon normal issued a standing purchase that waives the need to have a doctor prescribe the remedy, in accordance to DeSantis.

“So if you satisfy the primary criteria of the unexpected emergency use authorization, you can just make an appointment, you don’t even require to essentially have that first session,” DeSantis reported. “You do not automatically require to have a prescription and so that can make it less difficult for individuals. And so it cuts out your require to automatically go see a medical professional if you are likely to do it.”


With this mindset, the governor, alongside with Florida Division of Unexpected emergency Management officials stated they are doing the job to open 15 to 20 clinic internet sites like the one particular they debuted at C.B. Smith Park.

“The vaccines are preventative, they’re plainly just one of the greatest resources we have in medicine to give you extensive-phrase protection towards severe health issues and deaths from COVID,” FDEM Chief Health care Officer Dr. Kenneth Scheppke mentioned. “We have to have remedy now, not just avoidance — procedure, and there is the place the monoclonal antibodies occur in.”

Scheppke explained the vaccine can enable men and women stay clear of significant ailment, but as the condition continues to grapple with the virus it is critical to imagine about these who are vulnerable and can even now endure from COVID-19.

DeSantis pressured that clinics offer the procedure for totally free and warned individuals to keep away from somewhere presenting Regenoran for “thousands of pounds.”

The Regeneron was obtained by the federal govt.


State-run clinics will have the capability to take care of at the very least 300 people a working day. Persons fascinated in the treatment method can locate a location or make an appointment on the web listed here.

Medical doctors warn that the Regeneron remedy is not a substitute for the COVID-19 vaccination. The monoclonal antibody remedy success only lasts for several weeks.

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