Monoclonal Antibodies

What are monoclonal antibodies?

When you get sick, your body makes antibodies to fight the infection. Monoclonal antibodies mimic your body’s natural response to fighting an infection. Read more about monoclonal antibodies here.

Am I eligible for treatment?

Monoclonal antibody treatment is only available for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms like fever, cough, trouble breathing, loss of taste or smell, body aches, or headache.

To see if you qualify, use the link to access the screening tool and simply answer a few questions.

How do I sign up for treatment?

If you qualify, you can connect to:

Virtual ExpressCare for a phone or video visit. You can also call: 

212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) and press 9.

Hours are from 9 am to 9 pm EST, 7 days a week. 

Do monoclonal antibodies work against the omicron variant?

At this time, Sotrovimab (Xevudy) is the only authorized monoclonal antibody therapeutic that is expected to be effective against the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. Currently, supplies of Sotrovimab are extremely limited. 

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Key Things To Know:

1. mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases.

2. mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies.

3. The benefit of mRNA vaccines, like all vaccines, is those vaccinated gain protection without ever having to risk the serious consequences of getting sick with COVID-19.