Wednesday, November 10, 2021
San Juan Regional Medical Center Offering Monoclonal Antibody Infusions for Adolescents
San Juan Regional Medical Center is now offering Monoclonal Antibody infusions for adolescents aged 12-17 with COVID-19 who meet certain criteria. (See below). The clinic continues to serve our adult population as well.
Monoclonal antibodies may block the virus that causes COVID-19 from attaching to human cells, making it more difficult for the virus to reproduce and cause harm. Monoclonal antibodies may also neutralize a virus and can help reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations which is critical given the current strain on our healthcare system.
Criteria for Treatment in COVID-positive patients 12 and up:
- Must be within 10 days of onset of symptoms
- Must weigh at least 40 kg
- Must have at least ONE of the following:
- BMI greater than or equal to 25
- Pregnant or recently pregnant
- Chronic kidney disease
- Immunosuppressive disease, or receiving immunosuppressive therapy
- Cardiovascular disease
- The patient is from a race or ethnicity that may place them at higher risk for progression to severe COVID-19
- Those 65 and older do not need to meet any additional risk factors
How do I get into the Monoclonal Antibody Clinic?
- Patients need a referral
- Accepted referrals include:
- The Emergency Department
- Urgent Care
- Your primary care physician
Where is the clinic located?
- San Juan Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Gym
- Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and noon to 3:30 p.m.