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New monoclonal antibody treatment site opening in Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County, Florida – According to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Saturday a new monoclonal antibody treatment site will be opened in Miami-Dade County.
The treatment site will be located at Tropical Park and will have the capacity to serve more than 300 patients per day.
The site will be opened every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By now, DeSantis has launched treatment centers in Jacksonville, Ormond Beach, Pembroke Pines other Florida cities.
This type of therapy is also offered by other hospital systems like the Memorial Health Care System and Broward Health Medical Center.
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, monoclonal antibody treatments, which are delivered intravenously or by injection, mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful antigens such as viruses. They are laboratory-made proteins made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and can be used to treat mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19.
Treatments are not authorized for patients who are hospitalized due to COVID-19 or who require oxygen therapy due to the virus. Candidates for monoclonal antibody treatments include elderly patients (those 65 years or older) and those with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, morbid obesity and sickle cell.

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