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Tam Anh General Hospital started injecting monoclonal antibodies to prevent COVID-19

Ms. Nguyen Thi Phien (76 years old, ward 3, Go Vap district, Ho Chi Minh City) is happy to know that she is one of the first people in Vietnam to receive a text message inviting her to inject the monoclonal anti-Evusheld antibody. COVID-19 from Tam Anh General Hospital System.

She said: “I have high blood pressure, diabetes, psoriasis, polyarthritis, vestibular disorders, severe allergies, do not receive many vitamins both by mouth and by mouth, so I cannot get the COVID-19 vaccine. For the past two years, I’ve only been in my room, eating alone, even talking to my children and grandchildren in my house by phone for fear of contagion. The life of the patient who cannot be injected COVID-19 vaccine very miserable“.

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Staff at Tam Anh Hanoi General Hospital prepare to inject Evusheld monoclonal antibodies to customers.JPG

Leaving home for the first time in 2 years when the COVID-19 pandemic raged, Ms. Phien went to Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. After being screened and evaluated by a doctor, health and meet the conditions to inject the monoclonal Evusheld antibody to prevent COVID-19, Ms. Nguyen Thi Phien emotionally signed the “Consent Form to inject Evusheld”.

In another case, Mr. Le Viet Dung (67 years old, Hanoi) when he heard the news that the monoclonal antibody against COVID-19 had arrived in the capital, he quickly registered and was one of the first customers to be injected with Evusheld at the hospital. Tam Anh General Hospital, Hanoi. Having a history of coronary intervention, heart failure and poor health, Mr. Dung has to rely on the assistance of a wheelchair to be able to move to the injection area.

A few days after the first injection of the COVID-19 vaccine, I fainted and had to be hospitalized. After visiting the doctor, I suspected it was a side effect after the injection. Since then, I have not been able to get another shot of the COVID-19 vaccine“, recalls Mr. Dung.

Aware that he has many underlying diseases and has not completed enough basic vaccinations, Mr. Dung almost dares not to leave the house from 2021 until now. Especially in the context of a strong outbreak of cases in Hanoi, Mr. Dung is increasingly worried and psychologically affected. When he saw that Evusheld was imported and deployed by Tam Anh General Hospital System in the capital, he registered and was quickly booked by the hospital to schedule an injection today.

Assoc. Prof. TS.BS Tran Quang Binh, Professional Director of Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, said that in the past few days, Tam Anh General Hospital System has received thousands of calls and messages from customers asking for information about single antibodies. The Evosheld line to prevent COVID-19 such as: Has the drug arrived in Vietnam yet? When does the Hospital start injecting immunocompromised people? How do patients register for injections? Is the registration process difficult? Does the hospital give injections on Saturday and Sunday?…

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Patients are health checked before entering the clinic to screen for injections of Evusheld.

After many efforts, efforts of the parties, careful preparation of the vaccination process, welcome … Tam Anh General Hospital in Hanoi and Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City officially injecting human monoclonal antibodies against COVID-19 Evusheld to prevent COVID-19 in humans. The disease starts from March 26, 2022, from Monday to Saturday every week at 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., especially on Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Customers can register for injections on the website of Tam Anh General Hospital System or go directly to the hospital.

When going to Tam Anh General Hospital to inject Evusheld monoclonal antibodies, customers do not need to be tested for COVID-19 if they do not have suspicious symptoms. The customer care department at the front desk – cashier will check customer information if the guest has registered via the switchboard or directly complete the registration file. After that, the client is screened, examined in depth if necessary and given injections.

To improve the quality of consulting services, medical examination and treatment according to 5-star standards; The hospital has arranged at least 10 specialized clinics related to different diseases such as: Oncology, Cardiology, Musculoskeletal, Immunology, Urology, Diabetes, Neurology, Overweight – Obesity , Liver – Kidney, Endocrine… Because the drug is injected deep intramuscularly (buttock), the hospital has arranged separate injection rooms for men and women.

The cost of screening, specialist examination, if any, injection and post-injection care are included in the cost of the Evusheld Monoclonal Antibody Injection Package. The patient only pays additional subclinical costs (tests, scans, etc.) in case it is necessary to determine the underlying medical condition that the client is suffering from.

Each customer injected with the Evesheld monoclonal antibody will receive a free snack. For customers who are not eligible for injections or have no need for injections anymore, they will be able to complete the procedures, papers… to refund the entire cost of the previously paid injection package according to regulations.

According to Assoc. Prof. TS.BS Tran Quang Binh, injecting the monoclonal Evusheld antibody against COVID-19 is very safe, with few side effects, if any are usually very mild such as headache, fatigue, cough… but the hospital still arranged it. injection area and post-injection monitoring are concentrated in a large area.

The hospital always has a team of experienced pre-injection screening doctors. The hospital has ready drugs and medical equipment for emergency ready for cases of adverse reactions after injection. After injecting the monoclonal antibody Evusheld, the customer will stay for 45 – 60 minutes after injection, issue a certificate of injection and instructions for monitoring post-injection at home, check pulse, temperature, blood pressure, measure SpO2… stable before leaving.

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Medical staff of Tam Anh General Hospital check the drug Evusheld before injecting the customer.

The medical team of Tam Anh General Hospital has a lot of experience, professional vaccinations through many rounds of COVID-19 vaccination for the community. Tam Anh General Hospital system has spacious facilities, ensuring epidemic prevention and control regulations, so it can receive hundreds of customers who come to inject Evusheld monoclonal antibodies against COVID-19 every day.

An estimated 2% of the global population is vulnerable to COVID-19 due to moderate to severe immunodeficiency such as HIV, cancer, organ transplantation (heart transplant, liver transplant, kidney transplant), high-dose corticosteroids. high, long… are in dire need of a new shield to protect themselves from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Immunocompromised groups and groups who cannot receive vaccines can continue to register for injections of monoclonal antibodies against COVID-19 at the link: https://tamanhhospital.vn/dang-ky-tiem-evusheld/ or you can contact the Customer Care Department through the official information channels of Tam Anh General Hospital System:

● Call center information: 0287 102 6789 (HCMC); 1800 6858 (Hanoi City)

● Website information: https://tamanhhospital.vn

● Information Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/benhvientamanh

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