The Health District offers both Paxlovid and Molnupiravir to patients who meet the criteria for treatment.
Paxlovid continues to be available for people age 65 and older and people age 12 to 64 who are at risk for severe illness. Additionally, people must test positive for COVID-19 and must have had onset of symptoms within the last five days. Molnupiravir has similar indications for use but can only be used by those 18 years of age and older and is not indicated for use during pregnancy.
People can either come to the COVID-19 testing clinic at the Health District’s 280 S. Decatur Blvd. public health center to be evaluated and provided with the treatment, if indicated, or they can speak to their health care provider, who can evaluate them and if treatment is indicated, can provide a prescription, which can be filled at the 280 S. Decatur public health center. The treatments are free.