The information on this page can help you decide if you or a loved one may qualify for monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment and, if you do qualify, how you can get mAb treatment.
People ages 12 or older may be considered at high risk for developing more serious symptoms of COVID-19. This depends on their health history and how long they have had symptoms. People at high risk may be eligible for mAb treatment.
DID YOU KNOW...?
You or your loved one may be eligible for mAb treatment if you meet the following criteria:
- Are an adult or pediatric patient (at least 12 years of age and weighing at least 88 pounds)
- Have tested positive for COVID-19
- Are experiencing mild or moderate symptoms of COVID-19
- Experienced your first symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days
- Are at high risk for having more serious symptoms of COVID-19 and/or going into the hospital
People can be at high risk because of many reasons including their age, having an underlying medical condition, and other things. Some of the most common reasons are listed below:
- At least 65 years old
- Obesity or being overweight based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clinical growth charts
- Chronic kidney disease
- Have a condition or are receiving treatment that weakens or suppresses your immune system
- Heart or circulatory conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, and possibly high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Chronic lung diseases including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate to severe), interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension
- Sickle cell disease
- Neurodevelopmental disorders such as cerebral palsy
- Having a medical device (for example, tracheostomy, gastrostomy, or positive pressure ventilation [not related to COVID-19])
For more detail on who may be eligible for mAb treatment, see the fact sheets on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website. To speak with someone about mAbs, call 1-877-332-6585.
If you are at high risk, talk to your healthcare professional about mAb treatment.
If you do not qualify for mAb treatment, you still have options. There are clinical trials for people in your situation.
Have you tested positive for COVID-19, but don't have a healthcare professional?
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS?
FDA has authorized four mAb treatments for emergency use for people not in the hospital: bamlanivimab plus etesevimab, REGEN-COV (casirivimab plus imdevimab), sotrovimab, and Actemra (tocilizumab). These treatments could help your immune system respond more effectively to the COVID-19 virus, reducing the chances that your symptoms will get worse. Your healthcare professional can help you decide if you are eligible for these mAb treatments.
I’M AT HIGH RISK. HOW CAN I GET mAb TREATMENT?
If you qualify for mAb treatment, there are three steps to get it:
- Test positive for COVID-19 sometime in the last 10 days.
- Get a referral for mAb treatment from your healthcare professional. If you do not have a healthcare professional, call the Combat COVID Monoclonal Antibodies Call Center at 1-877-332-6585 to find out who to talk with about your risk and treatment.
- Locate an infusion center that’s available near you.