Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Clinic Update:
Due to the nationwide shortage of monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19, Hamilton Medical Center is experiencing shortages as well, resulting in limited treatments being available. We are providing treatments to as many people as possible, but we may not be able to accommodate all patients at this time.
The state of Georgia allocates limited quantities to infusion centers, like Hamilton and other hospitals in the region, directly impacting our ability to provide these services. As a result, Hamilton is scheduling patients who are considered most appropriate for the treatment based on medical factors and other health conditions that put the patient at high risk for severe illness or major complications. We will continue to request supplies, monitor the situation, and work to schedule as many patients as possible.
Some home care tips include:
- Quarantine from household members to help stop the spread of the virus
- Let your primary care doctor know you are ill if not already informed
- Keep taking regular medications as prescribed and ask your primary care provider if any changes are necessary
- Stay hydrated! This means water (not soda or juice).
- Rest is important
- Activity as tolerated is recommended (inactivity and COVID can increase the risk of blood clots)
- Take Tylenol for fevers
PLEASE NOTE: If you or the person with COVID-19 experiences emergency warning signs, medical attention is needed immediately. Call 911 or your local emergency number if the sick person can’t be woken up or you notice any emergency signs, including:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent chest pain or pressure
- New confusion
- Bluish lips or face
- Inability to stay awake
- Pale, gray or blue-colored skin, lips or nail beds — depending on skin tone
The chart below represents people hospitalized at Hamilton Medical Center only. Vaccination status is indicated by the patient.