COVID - 19 Vaccine Alternative

Do you have an allergy or contraindication to the COVID-19 Vaccine, but still want protection?

Meritus Health is now offering Evusheld, a non-vaccination option for the prevention of COVID -19. This prevention option is appropriate for those who are unable to be vaccinated due to:

  • moderate to severely compromised immune systems due to a medical condition or due to taking immunosuppressive medications or treatments and may not mount an adequate immune response to COVID-19 vaccination.
  • a history of severe adverse reactions to a COVID-19 vaccine and/or component(s) of those vaccines, therefore vaccination with an available COVID-19 vaccine, according to the approved or authorized schedule, is not recommended.
  • in some cases this option may be recommended to a patient who is severely immunocompromised who has already been vaccinated.

One dose of Evusheld, administered as two separate consecutive intramuscular injections, may be effective for pre-exposure prevention for six months. Evusheld is not authorized for individuals for the treatment of COVID-19, and is not to be administered in the days following exposure to or positive test for COVID-19. Patients should talk with their health care provider to determine whether Evusheld is an appropriate pre-exposure prevention option for them.


Evusheld consumer fact sheet

Evusheld EUA for Health Care Providers


After my doctor has completed and faxed my referral form and consent form, what should I expect?

Plan to receive a phone call from the John R. Marsh Cancer Center to assist you in scheduling your appointment.

What should I expect during my appointment?

You will complete your registration at the Oncology Infusion window at the John R. Marsh Cancer Center.

Two intermuscular injections at different injection sites, preferably one in each of the gluteal muscles, one after the other will be administered.

Please wear appropriate clothing for the administration in the gluteal area. Privacy will be maintained during the injection.

After injection, patients will be monitored for at least an hour.

How long will my appointment take?

The entire process, start to finish, will consist of an hour and fifteen minutes.

What do I need to bring with me to check in for my appointment?

Please bring your ID (state issued ID and/or drivers license) and insurance card.