Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

About Monoclonal Antibody Treatment:

Antibodies are proteins that exist in our immune system. They recognize and defend against harmful viruses and bacteria.

Monoclonal antibodies are made in a laboratory and designed to target a specific bacteria or virus, like SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies are given to patients through a series of injections (shots). They must be given before someone is hospitalized with COVID-19.

Monoclonal antibody therapy is not a substitute for a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep from getting sick with COVID-19.

 

Eligibility for Monoclonal Antibody Treatment:

You might be eligible for treatment if you have:

  • Tested positive for COVID-19, your symptoms started within the last 10 days,
  • you aren’t hospitalized or on oxygen due to COVID-19,
  • and you are at risk of getting very sick without treatment.
  • People as young as 12 years old can get monoclonal antibody treatment.

 

People at risk of getting very sick include:

  • People who are 65 years old or older.
  • Older individuals are at an increased risk to get more severely ill or hospitalized due to COVID-19.
    • These treatments can reduce your risk if you have been exposed to the virus or have tested positive.
  • People who are obese or overweight.
    • This includes adults with a BMI of 25 or more.
    • It also includes children age 12 to 17 who have a BMI in the 85th percentile or higher for their age and gender.
  • People with certain underlying conditions.
    • This includes pregnancy. See a full list from the CDC by clicking here.

 

Scheduling An Appointment For Treatment:

**Appointments are required

 

Mobile Unit/Bus:  Located at 2938 North Ave.

Click here to view available times and schedule an appointment

Hours: 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Additional Resources:

Call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) for help making an appointment. The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT. The call center will be closed on Dec. 25, and Jan. 1 for the holidays.

You can also find a list of upcoming available appointments at COMassVax.org.

 

After Monoclonal Antibody Treatment:

Continue to self-isolate and protect those around you by wearing a mask, keeping your distance, avoid sharing personal items, and frequent handwashing.

 

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