Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Opening of New Monoclonal Antibody Sites in Flagler and Highlands Counties

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Opening of New Monoclonal Antibody Sites in Flagler and Highlands Counties

PALM COAST, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the state of Florida will open new monoclonal antibody treatment sites in both Flagler and Highlands counties. Governor DeSantis was joined by Flagler residents who have recovered from COVID because they received monoclonal therapies. Florida now has 25 state-run monoclonal antibody treatment sites.

The two newest sites will be located at:

Highlands County Agri-Civic Center
4509 George Boulevard
Sebring, Florida 33875
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Daytona State College
Building 3
3000 Palm Coast Parkway Southeast
Palm Coast, Florida 32137
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hear directly from monoclonal antibody recipients about their experience with the therapy…

Amy Young, a cancer survivor and realtor in Flagler County, said, “A few weeks ago I tested positive for COVID, and just felt like an absolute train wreck. I’m a cancer survivor and have rheumatoid arthritis, so I know fatigue, I know pain. This was like nothing I’d ever experienced in my life. The night before I went to get the Regeneron treatment, I seriously considered calling 911. I got the series of four shots, and a couple of hours later, I noticed that the body aches were a little bit less. By the third day I felt like a million bucks. I’ve been telling everyone that I know, and their friends, their loved ones, whoever, if you’ve been exposed, or if you are COVID positive, go and get the treatment.”

Michele Kastner, a Registered Nurse in Palm Coast, said, “My husband tested positive before I did, so we made him an appointment at an infusion center. I tested positive two days later. We both were vaccinated for COVID, but unfortunately were exposed to somebody and got it. It was very easy to make the appointment online, and we both received the monoclonal treatment. Within 36 hours we both felt better, our body aches and temperatures were gone, and we had lots of energy. I know of two people who tested positive and did not get the treatment and their COVID symptoms lingered for weeks. We were blessed, we were better within a couple of days.”

Charles Kastner, Michele’s husband and manager of a local store, said, “When I tested positive, I was scared. I have two children and my beautiful wife, so I was scared. With a 102 degree fever I went up to Jacksonville to get the infusion. The next afternoon, I was ready to go back to work. The treatment is why we are here, no doubt.”

Previously opened State of Florida monoclonal antibody sites are located at:

Alachua County
Fellowship Church
16916 Northwest U.S. Highway 441
High Springs, Florida 32643
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bay County
Bay County Fairgrounds
2230 East 15th Street
Panama City, Florida 32405
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Brevard County
Kiwanis Island Park
951 Kiwanis Island Park Road
Merritt Island, Florida 32952
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Broward County
C.B. Smith Park
900 North Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
Hours: 7 days a week; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Charlotte County
Tringali Community Center
3460 North Access Road
Englewood, Florida 34224
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Collier County
Old Dollar General
1500 Lake Trafford Road
Immokalee, Florida 34142
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Duval County
Jacksonville Public Library
304 North Main Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Escambia County 
Bayview Community Center
2001 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola, Florida 32503
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hillsborough County
Kings Forest Park
8008 East Chelsea Street
Tampa, Florida 33610
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lee County
Old Bonita Springs Library
26876 Pine Avenue
Bonita Springs, Florida 34135
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Leon County
Vacant Sears
1500 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Manatee County
Manatee Memorial Hospital Complex
206 2nd Street East
Bradenton, Florida 34208
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Miami-Dade County
Tropical Park
7900 Southwest 40 Street
Miami, Florida 33155
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Okaloosa County
Northwest Florida Fairgrounds
1958 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Orange County
Camping World Stadium
1 Citrus Bowl Place
Orlando, Florida 32805
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Osceola County 
St. Cloud Community Center
3101 17th Street
St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Palm Beach County
West Gate Park
3691 Oswego Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pasco County
Fasano Center
11611 Denton Avenue
Hudson, Florida 34667
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pinellas County
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
409 South Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, Florida 33765
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Polk County
Church at the Mall
1010 East Memorial Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

St. Lucie County
Havert L. Fenn Center
2000 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, Florida 34982
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sumter County
Barnstorm Theater
2720 Brownwood Boulevard
The Villages, Florida 32163
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Volusia County
Ormond Beach Senior Center
351 Andrews Street
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
Hours: 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

To find locations to receive monoclonal antibody treatments around the entire state, please visit floridahealthcovid19.gov.