COVID-19 is a new virus and scientists around the world are working to find treatments to minimize how sick people get after they are infected.
Companies that have developed new treatments may request emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration so their treatments can be available to the public quickly.
Governor DeSantis has directed Florida health and emergency agencies to work quickly to help Floridians gain access to possible treatments as soon as they receive emergency authorization by the FDA.
Two monoclonal antibody treatments are Bamlanivimab (Bamlan) and Regeneron.
New treatments are available
Talk with your doctor regarding specific treatments. Monoclonal antibodies are new treatment options that are used for patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk for progressing to severe disease and/or hospitalization. Only you and your doctor can decide if this is the best treatment for you because there are side effects.
At this time, COVID-positive patients may be able to receive COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (CmAb) therapy. There are 175 sites in Florida listed on the National Infusion Center’s COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (CmAb) Locator, including both hospital and non-hospital sites. Click here to find a location near you.