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Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for COVID-19

At this time, the state and federal supply of monoclonal antibodies is extremely limited. When supply is available, monoclonal antibody treatment is administered on a prescription-only basis to patients who meet stringent criteria.

What are monoclonal antibodies?

Your body naturally makes antibodies to fight infections, but this process takes time. Monoclonal antibody therapy is a one-time infusion of antibodies that are made in a laboratory specifically to fight COVID-19. This can be helpful if you have not been vaccinated, or if your immune system is not able to make enough natural antibodies to fight off the disease. Like many other COVID-19 treatments, this medication is not FDA-approved but is available to patients under Emergency Use Authorization.

Who is eligible to get monoclonal antibody treatment?

Not everyone can get monoclonal antibody therapy. To be eligible you must:

  • have tested positive for COVID-19
  • be experiencing mild to moderate symptoms
  • meet one of these criteria
    • age 65 or greater
    • age 12 or greater and have immunosuppressive disease or are on immunosuppressive therapy
    • are pregnant
  • Speak to your Atlantic Health System primary care physician to determine if you are eligible. Please be aware that some criteria are time-sensitive.

How do I get treatment?

Atlantic Health System offers monoclonal antibody treatment at multiple locations. Contact your Atlantic Health System primary care physician right away if you begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms.

A physician visit (either in-person or virtual) AND a prescription are required to be considered for scheduling and treatment with monoclonal antibodies.

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