Orange County may see tighter supply of monoclonal antibodies

In patients with COVID-19 who have other health risks, the antibody infusion “may reduce the severity of the COVID symptoms, (and) it may help prevent folks from going back to the emergency department or going back to the hospital and having worsening symptoms,” Dr. Alpesh Amin, UCI Health’s executive director of hospital medicine, said. … Amin said he hasn’t heard of supply issues in the UCI Health system, but patients have been asking for monoclonal antibodies, and earlier this month UCI Health reopened a stand-alone clinic for the therapy that was created during the winter surge.