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Monoclonal Antibody Therapy 

Monoclonal antibody therapy gives you extra antibodies to help fight COVID-19. Your body naturally makes antibodies to fight infection. However, it takes time for your body to make enough antibodies to fight a new virus like COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies, or mAbs, are made in a laboratory to fight a particular infection—in this case, COVID-19. They are given to patients to help fight the infection faster than your body could do on its own.

Right now, there are three different types of monoclonal antibody therapies available in Colorado. 

  1. Sotrovimab is for people who already have COVID-19, have mild to moderate symptoms, and are at high risk of getting very sick.

  2. Bebtelovimab is for people who already have COVID-19, have mild to moderate symptoms, are at high risk of getting very sick, and for whom alternative COVID-19 treatment options approved or authorized by FDA are not accessible or clinically appropriate. 

  3. Evusheld is for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised or who can’t get vaccinated against COVID-19. It can help keep you from getting sick with COVID-19. It isn’t for people who already have COVID-19.

Antivirals

Antivirals are medicines that can help treat COVID-19. They can be either pills or intravenous infusions. 

Right now, there are two types of oral antiviral pills that have been authorized by the FDA. Supplies of Paxlovid and molnupiravir (oral antivirals) are currently available  at some hospitals/health systems with outpatient pharmacies, federally qualified health centers/community health centers/rural health centers, and select pharmacy locations.

  1. Paxlovid (oral)

    • Paxlovid is for people who have mild or moderate COVID-19 symptoms and are at high risk of getting very sick. People age 12 years or older who weigh at least 40 kilograms (about 88 pounds) can take Paxlovid. It is available by prescription only. 

    • People who are eligible for Paxlovid should receive it as soon as possible after they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, starting within five days of their first symptoms.

  2. Molnupiravir (oral)

    • Molnupiravir is for people who have tested positive for COVID-19, are at high risk of getting very sick, and cannot receive other COVID-19 treatments. Only adults age 18 years and older can take molnupiravir. Molnupiravir is available by prescription only. 

    • People who are eligible for molnupiravir should receive it as soon as possible after they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, ideally within five days of their first symptoms. 

    • Pregnant people should not take molnupiravir. People who may become pregnant should use effective birth control while they are receiving the treatment and for four days after their last dose.

    • Breastfeeding is not recommended while taking molnupiravir. If you are lactating while taking this treatment, you should pump and discard your breast milk until four days have passed since your last dose.

Availability In Teller County 

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy may be available through the Ute Pass Regional Health Service District

Call 719-686-6666 for qualifications and availability.

Antivirals are available by prescription only at:

City Market - Paxlovid, Molnupiravir

Safeway - Paxlovid, Molnupiravir

Walmart - Molnupiravir

Walgreens - Paxlovid, Molnupiravir

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