Hy-Vee Has Your Back. Get Your COVID-19 Antivirals at the Pharmacy
In this humble reporter's opinion, COVID-19 is here to stay. Much like how there are still seeing variations of the Spanish Flu from 1918, we will continue to see modified COVID strains 100 years from now.
It seems to me, that the only way back to "normal" life is to figure out how to mitigate the effects of covid. Yes, losing weight and becoming more healthy in general is a start. Vitamin D supplements seem to help too.
Living with COVID-19 means learning how to treat it too.
Approved COVID-19 Treatments
COVID-19 Antivirals, Molnupiravir and PAXLOVID, are now available at Hy-Vee Pharmacy Locations for Eligible Patients.
Who Can Recieve Treatment?
In order to receive a COVID-19 antiviral, patients must have a prescription from their health care provider The COVID-19 antivirals are free with most insurances. According to a press release:
With positive results of direct COVID-19 viral testing, AND who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death, AND for whom alternative COVID-19 treatment options authorized by FDA are not accessible or clinically appropriate.
The type of COVID-19 antiviral available varies by pharmacy location.
According to the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), Molnupiravir and PAXLOVID should be used to treat mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19 in certain adults (ages 18+) who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death. PAXLOVID may also be used to treat mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19 in eligible pediatric patients ages 12+. It is recommended that patients begin COVID-19 antiviral treatment as soon as possible, and treatment must begin within five days of when symptoms begin.
Need a COVID Test?
Hy-Vee Pharmacies also offer over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests, which you can get for free. Each individual covered under private insurance or Medicare Part B can currently receive up to eight free at-home COVID-19 tests each month.