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Antivirals to Treat COVID-19

Know your risk and get assessed.

Paxlovid is a medication to help prevent you from getting sick from COVID-19. It contains two medications (nirmatrelvir and ritonavir) that work together to stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading inside your body. Paxlovid may prevent your symptoms from worsening and may lower the chance that you will need to go to the hospital for COVID-19.

To learn more, speak to your healthcare provider.


Who should get this treatment?

Your risk of serious illness is determined based on a combination of your health, age, and vaccination status, based on an assessment from a health care provider. 

Your primary care provider or another health care provider can tell you if you are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

Click here to find out How to get antiviral treatment. 


Treatments are not substitutes for vaccines. The best defense against severe COVID-19 disease is to get vaccinated.