FAQs about COVID-19:

Updated: Saturday December 3, 2022

 

If I get COVID, can I get treated with monoclonal antibody?

As of 11/21/22: none of the available monoclonal antibodies work for treatment of current variants so this is no longer a treatment option

 

If I get COVID, can I get treated with Remdesivir?

If you canít take Paxlovid oral therapy, you may be eligible to take Remdesivir.Use this link to sign up at Stanford:

https://stanfordhealthcare.org/discover/covid-19-resource-center/treatment-research/covid-19-outpatient-therapeutics.html

 

If I am immunosuppressed, how do I get Evusheld to protect me?

Evusheld is no longer effective with current variants so no longer being offered.

 

Should I stop wearing a mask after my vaccine is completed?

We strongly recommend that you continue to wear a mask and be careful even after receiving your vaccine.The vaccine has been shown to be helpful in preventing a significant amount of severe COVID but does not prevent all COVID (mild, moderate and severe).Even mild forms of COVID can cause PASC (see below).

 

What is Post Acute Sequelae of COVID (PASC)?

This is also known as Long COVID.It can affect patients with mild, moderate, and severe disease, both vaccinated and unvaccinated.In the studies it can affect between 15 to 30% of unvaccinated people who get COVID.This decreases to about 10 to 20% for vaccinated patients.PASC causes many symptoms long term including shortness of breath, fatigue, palpitations, heart disease, liver disease and kidney disease.See CDC link:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-care/post-covid-conditions.html

Stanford has a multidisciplinary PASC clinic (there is an over 1 year wait time):

https://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-clinics/post-covid-clinic.html