See information about use of monoclonal antibodies to prevent COVID-19 in patients who are immune compromised.
Treatment of COVID-19 Infection
Vanderbilt Health offers COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusion as an early treatment for COVID-19. This treatment is used to prevent the infection from getting worse and keep people from needing to go into the hospital.
Treatment is by appointment only. Because the omicron variant is only able to be treated with single type of available antibody therapy, patients at the very highest risk for severe disease will be prioritized for this treatment.
What is a monoclonal antibody infusion?
An infusion is when you get medicines or fluids through a needle or catheter. In this case, the infusion contains proteins called monoclonal antibodies that help the body fight COVID-19.
Can I come to your clinic for a monoclonal antibody infusion?
You must have an appointment. And these things must be true:
- You’ve tested positive for COVID-19, but you’re not in the hospital.
- Your first signs of COVID-19 infection started 10 days ago or less.
- You're at least 18 years old and at risk for severe COVID-19 that can put you in the hospital based on specific health conditions or treatments that effect your immune system.
If you have any new or higher oxygen requirements because of COVID-19, an antibody infusion isn’t helpful and should not be given.
Can I have monoclonal antibody treatment if I have had a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, you can have this treatment.
If I have COVID-19 and want to get a monoclonal antibody infusion at your clinic, what should I do?
Note: Effective treatment for the omicron variant is limited to 1 type of antibody, and patients at the highest risk of severe disease will be prioritized for this therapy.
If you’re already a Vanderbilt Health patient, contact your provider through My Health at Vanderbilt or by phone. Ask them to refer you to the COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Clinic.
If you don’t have a regular Vanderbilt provider, go to a Vanderbilt Health Walk-in Clinic or make a Vanderbilt Health On-Call appointment. We can examine you and decide if you are medically stable to receive the infusion.
Due to supply, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital is not currently administering the Monoclonal Antibody Infusion. For a list of facilities in your area that are offering infusions, please go to covid19.tn.gov and click on Testing and Treatment, then Find Infusion Site.
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