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Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

Bay Colony Pediatrics is now offering the Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody injection for patients who are positive for COVID-19 and other household individuals who are in close contact.

 

As of now, it is the only outpatient treatment for COVID-19.

It is 70-80% effective against hospitalization. Although it's use is particularly useful for unvaccinated individuals, vaccinated individuals may also receive this treatment. Overall a million doses have been administered in the US, including presidents and governors. 

 

We are doing this at our Bay Colony Medical Center location. Call us on 281-614-2445 and select Option 1 for appointments.

This treatment should not be used as a substitute for the COVID-19 vaccine. The treatment is given to only those who meet one of the following criteria:

  •  Have tested positive for COVID-19 (PCR or Antigen, no home tests)

  • Come in between 2 -8 days from first symptoms experienced; You are not a candidate for this treatment if it’s been more than 10 days since the start of symptoms. Earlier the better.

  • Be 65 years or older OR be 12 - 64 years and have any of the following conditions:

    • Obesity (BMI percentile > 85%)

    • Diabetes

    • Heart Disease/Hypertension

    • Lung Disease (e.g. COPD/Emphysema, Asthma, Pulmonary Hypertension)

    • Immunosuppressed (e.g. cancer)

    • Neurodevelopmental Disorders (e.g. Cerebral Palsy, etc.)

    • Medical Devices (e.g. Tracheostomy, Gastrostomy Tube, etc.)

    • Sickle Cell Disease

    • Chronic Kidney Disease

  • High-risk ethnic and socio-economic groups

  • Family members in the same household of COVID-19 positive ​patients who are also a high-risk 

Read Before Scheduling

  • You will need to show a copy of your COVID-19 PCR test results, showing your name and date of results. (Cannot be a home test.)

  • You will be in the treatment area for approximately two hours, including the time for safety observation after the treatment. 

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time. 

  • No payment is required at the time of the treatment and Bay Colony Pediatrics is not billing for the cost of the medication. However, there might be a charge for the administration of the therapy. It is free if you do not have any insurance. Many insurance providers cover this cost. Managed care plans may require a referral authorization prior to administration; please check with your insurance provider and obtain a referral prior to scheduling if required by your plan.

  • Click here for the Regen-COV fact sheet and learn more about the treatment and side effects on Regeneron's website.

How do Monoclonal Antibodies Work?

When our bodies' are infected with viruses, we naturally produce antibodies, which are like soldiers, to fight the infection. However, without a vaccine or treatment, the process of building antibodies takes time. The monoclonal injection contains lab-made antibodies that will mimic your immune system's function and help you recover faster. 

Monoclonal antibodies like the ones used in the Regeneron COVID-19 treatment, have been studied by the FDA to treat conditions like cancers and autoimmune diseases. 

 

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