Burnet center offers free monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19

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The State of Texas, the City of Burnet and the County of Burnet are setting up an outpatient monoclonal antibody infusion center starting Friday, December 31.

The Burnet County Infusion Center, 303 E. Jackson St. in Burnet, will be open for as long as there is demand for its services. According to a form that individuals must complete before receiving treatment, patients must have a positive COVID-19 test and medical documentation explaining how they meet the criteria.

The form, once completed, can be emailed to the center at [email protected]

Treatment is available for ages 12 and over. However, according to the form, the patient “should not be hospitalized, require oxygen therapy, or require increased oxygen levels due to COVID-19 if used for an underlying comorbidity and seen within 10 days.” depending on the onset of symptoms and meet at least one of the patient’s criteria ”indicated on the form.

Treatment at the center is free.

Monoclonal antibodies are made in the laboratory to fight a particular infection, in this case the virus that causes COVID-19. The United States Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for several therapies in the fight against COVID-19.

For more information on monoclonal antibody infusion and therapy, visit the Texas Department of Health’s COVID-19 Therapeutics webpage.

To find other infusion center locations, visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management provider’s webpage.

For more information about the Burnet County Infusion Center, send an email to [email protected]

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