There is a medicine that may help prevent immunocompromised people ages 12 years and older from getting COVID-19. “Immunocompromised” means that someone has a weakened immune system.
The medicine is called Evusheld™. Evusheld™ is given in two injections and is recommended every six months. It is available at no cost to Alliance members.
Who is Evusheld™ for?
Evusheld™ is for people who have a higher risk for severe COVID-19 disease and complications. You can get Evusheld™ medication if you have not been exposed to COVID-19 recently and you:
- Are moderately to severely immunocompromised because of a medical condition.
- Cannot get a COVID-19 primary series or booster because you have a history of a severe reaction to COVID-19 vaccine(s) or COVID-19 vaccine ingredient(s).
- Have taken medicines or treatments that suppress the immune system.
Who should not get Evusheld™?
You may not be able to get the Evusheld™ treatment if you:
- Have allergies.
- Have a bleeding disorder.
- Have a low number of platelets.
- Have a history or risk of heart attack or stroke.
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
- Are breastfeeding.
If you have an immunocompromising condition or are taking immunosuppressing treatment, contact your doctor to see if Evusheld™ is right for you.