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
  • Diabetes
  • 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. 
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