COVID-19 Infusions

If an individual tests positive for COVID-19 and is 12 years or older and greater than 88 pounds, then they are eligible to receive a monoclonal antibody infusion. 

Monoclonal antibodies mimic your body’s own antibodies as they help your immune system quickly destroy the COVID-19 virus before it harms you or causes hospitalization. These infusions are administered via IV and take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

A few things to note regarding infusions:
– Recent studies have indicated that certain monoclonal antibody infusions (Regen-Cov) that were highly effective in treating the delta variant are not as effective in treating the omicron variant.
– There is an alternative monoclonal antibody infusion that has shown some clinical benefit. However, the U.S. Health & Human Services Administration is in control of the supply chain for antibody infusions, and we are receiving limited quantities for our patients. As a result, we are having to reserve infusions for those with the most acute symptoms and highest risk of hospitalization.
 

 If you have any questions, please call the Colquitt Regional Covid Hotline, 229-891-9380.