As severe cases of Covid-19 continue rising, particularly among young, pregnant women, monoclonal antibody treatments are being made available for all pregnant women who have tested positive for the virus, in addition to other high-risk patients, such as the elderly or those with underlying medical conditions.
Pregnant women who test positive may receive a script for monoclonal antibodies from their obstetrician and receive the treatment at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. Monmouth Medical Center will follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) guidelines for this treatment.
It is vital that the treatment is given as soon after the infection as possible, so if one suspects that they have become infected, it is crucial that they get tested immediately and begin the treatment as soon as possible if they are eligible.
The therapy consists of lab-created antibodies being administered to the patient which effectively stops the virus in its tracks.
Monoclonal antibody therapies have been used on many high-profile figures, including President Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie, and others, with fantastic results.
Besides for pregnant women, there are many who are eligible to receive the treatment, including the elderly and those with certain underlying conditions. See the graphic below for the list of those who are eligible.
If you are in need of more information, please reach out to Bikur Cholim of Lakewood at 732-905-3020 for help with getting the treatment.
For general information about monoclonal antibody treatment, please call the COVID Plasma Initiative at 828-4-PLASMA.