Published on July 26, 2021

Monoclonal Antibodies Infuse Hope for Those with COVID-19

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Vaccinated or not, there is still a risk of getting infected with COVID-19, especially with the new Delta variant.

The good news is, monoclonal antibodies can be given to you if you test positive for COVID-19 and help protect you from getting seriously ill. Here is what you need to know:

  • If you suspect you might have COVID-19, vaccinated or not, please contact your provider.
  • If you are COVID-19 positive and meet eligibility criteria for monoclonal antibodies, it can help protect you from getting seriously ill.

This service is available by referral at NMHS locations in Tupelo, Amory, Eupora, Iuka and West Point, Mississippi and Hamilton, Alabama.

Monoclonal antibody treatment may help limit the amount of virus in the body. This may help your symptoms improve sooner and reduce your need to go into the hospital. This treatment is for individuals age 12 and older or those who have risk factors for severe infection.

Treatment is effective when given early, but certain criteria must be met. Not everyone will qualify for nor benefit from monoclonal antibodies. Only your physician can determine if you are eligible for this treatment.

North Mississippi Health Services has been designated as a COVID-19 Center of Excellence by the Mississippi State Department of Health for its commitment to three efforts: vaccination, treatment and access.

Monoclonal antibodies can be given to you if you test positive for COVID-19 and help protect you from getting seriously ill.