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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Discharge Instructions after Receiving Monoclonal Antibodies

After receiving monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19, your child should continue to use infection control measures (e.g., wear mask, social distance, frequent handwashing, avoid sharing personal items, clean and disinfect “high touch” surfaces, isolate)., and).

Monoclonal antibodies are not a vaccine and will not replace the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine provides long-term protection from COVID-19. 

Allergic reactions can happen during and after monoclonal antibodies are given. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following signs and symptoms of allergic reactions:

  • fever,
  • chills,
  • nausea,
  • headache,
  • shortness of breath,
  • low blood pressure,
  • wheezing,
  • swelling of your lips, face, or throat,
  • rash including hives, itching, muscle aches, and dizziness.

Side effects of getting the medicine by vein or in the muscle may include brief pain, bleeding, bruising of the skin, soreness, swelling, and possible infection at the infusion site.

Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any allergic reaction or side effect that bothers you or does not go away. Report side effects to FDA MedWatch at www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Updated 4/2022

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