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I was just diagnosed with COVID-19. Is Monoclonal Antibody Treatment an option for me?

Monoclonal antibody treatment is a promising therapeutic for people diagnosed with mild to moderate COVID-19. The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for this treatment for patients who meet certain high-risk criteria.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, please reach out to your provider to see if you are a candidate for this promising treatment designed to reduce symptoms, and/or symptom progression. Find a location near your current assignment location.

Monoclonal Antibody treatment is at no charge to the patient. Centers are opening across the country but are in the infancy stage. Your assignment facility may even be one of the locations offering this treatment. FEMA is also involved in staffing Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Centers in some of the high need areas of the country.

Resources:
Monoclonal Antibodies for High Risk COVID-19 Positive Patients
Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutic Distribution Locations

What states currently have vaccine mandates?

California: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/30/2021

CO Denver County: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/30/21

Connecticut: All healthcare facilities (except LTC): Declination: Yes: Medical only Compliance Deadline: 9/27/21

CT Long Term Care Facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/7/2021

Dc Press Release: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/30/21 first dose

IL: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/5/21 first dose; 9/25/21 second does

Maryland: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Not specified Compliance Deadline: First dose 9/1/21

Massachusetts: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 10/10/21

New Jersey: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/7/2021

New Mexico: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious & Personal Compliance Deadline: 8/26/21 first dose 10/01/21 second dose

New York: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/27/2021

Oregon: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 10/18/2021

Rhode Island: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 10/01/21

Washington: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 10/18/2021

I don’t want to receive the vaccine until it has full approval by the FDA. When will this happen?

On August 23, 2021 the FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 Vaccine.

What stance are healthcare professional organizations taking regarding the COVID vaccine?

What stance are healthcare professional organizations taking regarding the COVID-19 vaccine?

A number of key professional organizations support COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare professionals.

  • American Medical Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Academy of PAs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)

I have had my first vaccine dose but need to wait 4 weeks for my second dose – how does this impact me?

AMN Healthcare is working with our facilities to set realistic deadlines for vaccinations to be completed. Please contact your Credentialing Analyst for details at your assignment location.

I have a religious or medical exemption for the vaccine – how does this impact me?

Many facilities do allow for medical or religious exceptions. Please contact your Credentialing Analyst to determine exactly what documentation your facility requires.

If I am vaccinated, will I need a booster?

The CDC has not issued any guidance on boosters at this time.

Where can I obtain the vaccine?

Fortunately, the availability of the free COVID vaccine has increased greatly. Vaccines are available at large clinics, physician offices, urgent care centers, and local pharmacies. Check with these resources or local state/county websites.

Will my assignment be cancelled if I am not vaccinated?

This varies based on the assignment and the facility requirements. Your recruiter will work with you to find another assignment if your existing assignment has to be cancelled.

What if I am not vaccinated and am not able to be vaccinated?

Please make your recruiter aware that you are not able to be vaccinated. Your recruiter will work with you to find facilities that do not require vaccination or allow for religious or medical exemption for the vaccine. Healthcare professional may have the option to decline depending on the state, local and client mandate. You can use the following declination form. Please note that you may need to show supportive documentation based on your reason for declination. Please work with your credentialing analyst to understand what documentation is needed for your assignment. Please keep in mind the list of facilities, schools and states with vaccine mandates is constantly changing. Some facilities that do not require COVID-19 vaccination may require frequent testing.