NH To Receive 3 FEMA Monoclonal Antibody Teams in 2022

NH To Receive 3 FEMA Monoclonal Antibody Teams in 2022
December 29, 2021

Concord, NH – Governor Chris Sununu and DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette announced that New Hampshire has received confirmation from FEMA that the state is set to receive three monoclonal antibody teams at the beginning of the new year. On January 3, 2022, FEMA is deploying three teams dedicated to administering monoclonal antibodies to three hospitals in New Hampshire: Elliot Hospital, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, and Concord Hospital.“We pushed FEMA and secured three monoclonal antibody teams that will help save lives,” said Governor Chris Sununu.

“Providing additional teams to expand capacity to administer these time-critical treatments will ease some of the burden on our already strained hospital staff,” DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette said.

“Patients are referred for treatment with monoclonal antibodies at infusion sites by their primary care provider and are accessible at some urgent care centers,” said Dr. Jonathan Ballard, Chief Medical Officer at DHHS. “This assistance will reduce the number of patients needing hospitalization.”