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NJ Health Officials Caution Residents: Monoclonal Antibodies Are No Substitute for COVID-19 Vaccine

Mika Baumeister

With hospitalizations for COVID-19 on the rise since the summer, New Jersey health officials are encouraging residents with symptomatic cases to ask about treatment with monoclonal antibodies. WHYY’s Kenneth Burns reports while the therapy helps prevent serious illness, health experts caution it’s no substitute for getting vaccinated.

(Original air-date: 9/23/21)

Kenneth Burns is WHYY’s South Jersey reporter. He joined the station in 2018 as an anchor. He also contributed stories and won a 2020 Keystone Media Award for one of them.