Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) recently began treating COVID-19 positive patients with Monoclonal Antibody Therapy. Monoclonal Antibody (MOAB) Therapy is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). This service provides immediate COVID-19 treatment for certain individuals that fall within specific high-risk criteria. This one-time treatment works by providing a high dose of antibodies to help prevent severe illnesses that would require hospitalization. Monoclonal antibodies have been used for decades to treat a variety of illnesses including rheumatoid arthritis and cancer.
Monoclonal Antibody therapy is NOT a substitute for the COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines are the safest, most effective way to prevent severe illness and death against all variants.
Criteria for Monoclonal Antibody Treatment:
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