Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

ONLY YOUR LOCAL MEDICAL PROVIDER can prescribe this therapy.

Here is what you need to know:

Monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy, also called monoclonal antibody infusion treatment, is a way of treating COVID-19. The goal of this therapy is to help prevent hospitalizations, reduce viral loads, and lessen symptom severity.

By targeting the spike protein, these specific antibodies interfere with the virus' ability to attach and enter human cells. They give the immune system a leg up until it can mount its own response.

This therapy can be extremely effective, but IT IS NOT A replacement for vaccination.

The community still needs to step up and get vaccinated to break the virus' chain of transmission.

How do I get an appointment for infusion?


ONLY YOUR LOCAL MEDICAL PROVIDER can prescribe this therapy.

If YOUR PROVIDER feels you meet criteria for receiving an outpatient Monoclonal infusion, an order will be sent to the emergency department at Donalsonville Hospital.

You will be contacted with an appointment for presenting to the hospital for outpatient infusion.

Who is eligible to receive monoclonal antibody therapy?


Monoclonal antibody treatment is available to individuals who:

          *Are high risk for developing severe COVID-19 and

          *Have a positive COVID-19 test and have not yet been admitted to the hospital and

          *Are 12 years of age or older (and at least 88 pounds)

For monoclonal antibody therapy to be most effective, it needs to be taken as early in the disease course as possible. So, the sooner the better -- even if you're not feeling that bad yet.

In high-risk patients, receiving treatment earlier, when symptoms are less severe, may help prevent progression of the disease that would otherwise require hospitalization.

Does receiving monoclonal antibody therapy mean I can cut my quarantine short?


Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 needs to isolate -- regardless of whether he or she has received monoclonal antibody therapy.

This means staying in your home and away from other household members for:

          *10 days since testing positive or

          *10 days after your symptoms first appear and

          *At least 24 hours after your symptoms have improved and you've been           without fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications)

Only after meeting the above criteria should you return to work and leave your home (while still social distancing and wearing a mask).