What is Evusheld and Who Is It For?
Evusheld, manufactured by AstraZeneca, is a new COVID-19 protective measure that is designed to prevent infection in immunocompromised individuals who may not generate enough immune response from COVID-19 vaccinations. Evusheld is a combination of two monoclonal antibodies given in two consecutive injections, in one visit, to qualifying patients who do not have COVID-19.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has given an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Evusheld to be given to those with specific illness or medical situations which puts them at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 illness.
To find out if you qualify to receive Evusheld, please schedule a virtual appointment with our healthcare professionals here.
How Do I Know If I Qualify to Receive Evusheld?
- Moderate to severely compromised immune systems due to a medical condition or due to taking immunosuppressive medications or treatments and may not mount an adequate immune response to COVID-19 vaccination (examples of such medical conditions or treatments can be found in the fact sheet for health care providers) or;
- A history of severe adverse reactions to a COVID-19 vaccine and/or component(s) of those vaccines, therefore vaccination with an available COVID-19 vaccine, according to the approved or authorized schedule, is not recommended.
- Evusheld is not authorized for individuals for the treatment of COVID-19 or for post-exposure prevention of COVID-19. Patients should talk with their health care provider to determine whether Evusheld is an appropriate pre-exposure prevention option for them.
- Pre-exposure prevention with Evusheld is not a substitute for vaccination in individuals for whom COVID-19 vaccination is recommended.
What Are Our Patients Saying About Evusheld?
Tara McKibben, a StarMed patient, and her wife have been doing all they can the past two years to avoid getting COVID-19 because McKibben is immunocompromised. Tara said that Evusheld will give her the ability to safely go out and do the things that they’ve missed. “It made me feel a little bit more free”, McKibben said. She also noted that the process for receiving Evusheld was easy.
Schedule Your Virtual Visit Today
If you would like to speak with one of our providers about Evusheld and whether or not you would be a good candidate for pre-exposure prevention, please schedule your virtual visit by making an appointment here. No referral is needed.