The Fasano Center has stopped providing monoclonal antibody therapy, but there are number of other sites in the county that are providing the treatment.
The Fasano Center ceased the state-supported therapy on Nov. 27, according to a news release from the Department of Health-Pasco County.
Other sites that are delivering the treatment are:
- AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City
- Medical Center Of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Suite 401, Trinity
- AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, 2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel
- Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., Port Richey
- AdventHealth Zephyrhills, 7050 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills
Monoclonal antibodies help the immune system to recognize and to respond effectively to the COVID-19 virus, according to the health department.
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.
- Reduces the risk of death/hospitalization by 70% to 85%
- Reduces the risk of developing symptomatic disease by over 80%
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, according to a news release from the health department.
Monoclonal antibody therapy treatment locations can be found at FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov and by using the National Infusion Center Association’s treatment locator.
Published December 01, 2021