COVID-19 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPY (REGEN-COV)
We are thrilled to offer monoclonal antibody treatment to patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of progressing to severe disease. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, the IMMEDIATE use monoclonal antibody treatment may help reduce the severity of the illness and aid to prevent the illness from worsening and/or resulting in hospitalization for futher treatment.
THE SOONER THE TREATMENT THE BETTER!
WHAT ARE MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES?
Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory made molecules that mimic your body’s natural immune response to fight off harmful pathogens such as viruses. They interfere with the virus’ ability to enter healthy cells, thus giving your body time to start it’s own immune response. Monoclonal Antibody Treatments are given to help treat patients with COVID-19 by decreasing symptom severity and reducing the risk of hospitalization. Treatment is also used in some people with a weakened immune system after COVID-19 exposure to prevent infection.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE TREATMENT?
All of the following MUST be met to qualify for treatment:
- Adult or pediatric patient (>12 years of age and weighing at least 88 pounds)
- Positive COVID test
- Treatment must be within 10 days of symptom onset
- Must be at high risk of severe disease progression (Age>65, Obesity or Overweight, Diabetes, Chronic Lung Disease, Kidney Disease, High Blood Pressure, Pregnancy, Immunosuppressive Disease or Treatment, Sickle-Cell Disease, Neurodevelopmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, Having a medical-related technological dependence.)
CAN I RECEIVE TREATMENT IF I HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19?
High risk patients who are not fully vaccinated or immune compromised patients at high risk for severe disease progression may qualify for treatment if they have been exposed to a COVID positive individual OR have high risk of exposure.
PLEASE NOTE: Monoclonal Antibody Treatment is NOT a replacement for vaccination.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Please call the pharmacy to determine eligibility. A positive COVID diagnosis and confirmation of your high-risk medical condition is required. Our pharmacist will review your information and schedule an appointment if you qualify for treatment. The treatment is administered as 4 subcutaneous injections and you will be monitored for one hour after. The treatment, when administered within 10 days of symptom onset, has been shown to lessen symptoms and the chance for development of severe COVID-19 which can lead to hospitalization and/or death. Thank you for trusting Byrd-Watson Pharmacy to provide this potentially life-saving treatment!
Please review the Fact Sheet/EAU prior to your appointment.
COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
Byrd-Watson is proud to offer COVID-19 vaccines to our community. If we aren’t currently your pharmacy, no problem! We can still administer your vaccine as we are committed to the health and well being of our community. However, we would love the opportunity to serve your long-term pharmacy needs also. Please ask us how easy it is to transfer your prescriptions to us!
Walk-ins welcome for the Moderna vaccine!
We offer the Moderna vaccine Monday-Friday 9am-6pm. No appointment needed! The Moderna vaccine is approved for adults 18 years and older as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd (booster) dose. Stop in anytime for a quick and easy COVID-19 vaccine!
Pfizer and Pediatric Pfizer vaccine available by appointment.
Both the Pfizer and the pediatric Pfizer vaccine are offered by appointment only. The adult Pfizer is approved for anyone 12 years and older as a 1st or 2nd dose, and a 3rd (booster) dose is approved for anyone 16 years and older. The Pediatric Pfizer vaccine is approved for children ages 5-11 as a 2-dose series. We strive to make it a fun, comfortable experience for your little ones!
Is the vaccine safe?
We trust that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. The CDC, as well as doctors, pharmacists, and scientists across the country, agree that the vaccine is our best defense against the virus and the fastest way to end the pandemic.