What is it?
EVUSHELD is a preventative treatment used before someone gets COVID-19.
It is given as 2 injections that are given during the same visit. This is not for the treatment of COVID-19.
How does it work?
EVUSHELD is not a replacement for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccines prepare your immune system to respond quickly if you are exposed to COVID-19.
EVUSHELD boosts your immune system by helping to prevent or lessen the severity of a COVID-19 infection.
Am I qualified for it?
You may be able to get this medication if you are 12 years or older and weigh more than 88 pounds if:
- You have a weakened immune system because of a medical condition or are taking a medication that affects your immune system, OR
You are unable to receive a complete COVID-19 vaccine series because of a severe reaction to a previous COVID-19 vaccination or component of the vaccine, AND
- You are not currently infected with COVID-19, AND
- You have not been in close contact with or exposed to someone who has COVID-19 in the last ten days.