KRMC Offers Preventative COVID-19 Drug to High-Risk Individuals

Published by The Bee News

February 8, 2022

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Kingman, Arizona, February 8, 2022 – Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) now offers Evusheld to certain immune-compromised individuals to prevent illness from COVID-19 infection. Evusheld is a combination of two long-acting monoclonal antibodies that can help prevent COVID-19 infection. The drug is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients who are not currently infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and who have not recently been exposed to an individual with COVID-19.

Patients with weakened immune systems—such as those receiving cancer treatment—are eligible to receive the medication. In addition to the vaccines, Evusheld will add another layer of protection from COVID-19 for these patients. To qualify for Evusheld, a patient must:

Have a condition that causes a weakened immune system OR be on a medication that compromises the immune system AND have received a primary COVID-19 vaccine series* OR have a medical reason for not receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Patients who are interested in receiving Evusheld can speak with a KRMC medical professional to determine if the treatment is right for them by calling (928) 681-8590.

*A primary vaccine series includes two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance. For more information, visit www.azkrmc.com.

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