To combat COVID-19, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for EVUSHELD™. This investigational medicine was created to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) in eligible patients. EVUSHELD™ is a monoclonal antibody therapy aiming to prevent COVID-19 in eligible adults and adolescents aged 12 and over. A single dose consists of two separate injections and provides long-lasting protection for those who are not currently infected with the virus.
What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
According to the CDC, COVID-19 can exhibit a wide range of symptoms – from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
Possible symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
What Is EVUSHELD™?
EVUSHELD™ is an investigational medicine used in adults and adolescents. To qualify, you must:
- Be 12 years or older.
- Weigh at least 88 pounds (40kg).
- Not be currently infected with SARS-CoV-2
- Not have been in recent contact with someone who is infected with SARS-CoV-2.
- Not be immunocompromised due to a medical condition.
- Not have received immunosuppressive medicines or treatments.
- Be able to mount an adequate immune response to COVID-19 vaccination.
**Do not take EVUSHELD™ if you have had a severe allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccines.
Is EVUSHELD™ Safe?
EVUSHELD™ is safe for most qualified patients. However, allergic reactions can occur, and some serious cardiac adverse events have been reported after injection. Our team at Cohen Medical Centers will discuss the risks of this medication and evaluate your eligibility before treatment. Get in touch with our office today to learn more about EVUSHELD™ and what you can do to protect yourself from the spread of COVID-19.
Schedule EVUSHELD™ for COVID-19 in Thousand Oaks, CA
If you are concerned about COVID-19 and interested in protecting yourself from the virus, get in touch today. EVUSHELD™can provide protection for certain patients and help reduce the spread of the virus. Connect with us in Thousand Oaks, California, today by filling out and submitting the form below or calling us at (805) 449-8781.