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Doctor Points To Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Side Effects As Clinics Open Across Fla.

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Marta Lavandier
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Associated Press
A nurse enters a monoclonal antibody site, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines.

There are now Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment clinics in Jacksonville, Ormond Beach, and a handful of other locations around Florida.Monroe County Health Department spokesman Bob Eadie said the therapy is not without its downside. “It's not an easy treatment for everyone. It can be rather hard, lowering your blood pressure, and extreme nausea, dizziness. There are side effects to that.”

Eadie said the best course of action is to keep from getting the coronavirus in the first place by getting vaccinated, wearing a face mask and social distancing.

Jacksonville’s Regeneron clinic is at the Main Library Downtown.  The clinic is open 7-days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the library’s Main Conference Center on the bottom floor of the library with an entrance on Main Street. 

No appointments are required, but patients can register in advance here. The city said walk-up patients can expect to spend approximately 15 additional minutes registering on site. 

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.