COVID Monoclonal Antibody Clinic
Monoclonal antibodies may block the virus that causes COVID-19 from attaching to cells in the body. This makes it more difficult for the virus to cause harm and reproduce. In some cases, monoclonal antibodies have neutralized the virus.
Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-produced molecules that act as substitute antibodies that can restore, enhance or mimic the immune system's attack on cells.
The SIU Medicine COVID Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) Clinic is available to patients who meet the following criteria:
- Patients can refer themselves or be referred by a provider within 10 days of symptoms by calling 217-545-8500
- No visitors are allowed during infusion. Exceptions may be made if a parental guardian is needed.
- 1 hour observation time required after administration. Patient should plan on being in clinic 1.5-2 hours.
- Patients will park on Lower level of Baylis Parking Garage (entrance from Miller Street) in the SIU mAb Clinic parking spots, and call 217-545-8500 when they arrive. SIU Clinic staff will escort patients in.
- You will be required to follow recommended isolation after injections.
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