COVID-19 infusion and oral medications 

Infusion and oral medications prescribed to treat COVID-19 are in limited supply nationwide due to the surge in hospitalizations. Some of these treatments have not proven as effective against the omicron variant as they have for previous COVID-19 variants. 

Full vaccination against COVID-19 remains the safest, most effective way to prevent illness and hospitalization. Click here for more information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Eligibility for infusion medications 

The infusion center can only accommodate patients who meet the following criteria AND have a physician order due to limited drug availability: 

  • Pregnant 

  • Age 75+ and unvaccinated 

  • Immunocompromised, defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as:  

    • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies 

    • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy 

    • Receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy) 

    • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome) 

    • Advanced or untreated HIV infection 

    • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20 mg prednisone or equivalent per day when administered for ≥2 weeks), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory. 

PLEASE NOTE: Sotrovimab is the only antibody being infused (one time infusion) at this time due to activity against Omicron variant.  

Oral medications 

Oral medications for the treatment of COVID-19, including Paxlovid and molnupiravir, are becoming available in Greater Cincinnati. Distribution varies by state. Medications are only available by prescription. 

  • Ohio:  Oral medications are currently only available through hospital systems. 

  • Kentucky:  Oral medications are currently only available through pharmacies.