The Health District offers both Paxlovid and Molnupiravir to patients who meet the criteria for treatment (patients must test positive for COVID-19 and must have had symptoms within the last five days). Paxlovid is available for people 65 and older and people aged 12 to 64 who are at risk for severe illness, while Molnupiravir can only be used by those 18 years of age and older and is not indicated for use during pregnancy.
Patients can either come to the COVID-19 testing clinic at the Southern Nevada Community Health Center at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. to be evaluated or patients can speak to their health care provider. Once patients are evaluated, they can be prescribed the anti-viral medicine if appropriate and have their prescriptions filled at the Southern Nevada Community Health Center.
More information is available at www.snhd.info/antivirals.