There are medications to prevent high-risk people who already have COVID from getting really sick. These medications can be really effective, but you’ve got to act quickly. They need to need to be taken within 5 days of your first symptoms.
Ask your doctor right away if you should take them. You may qualify based on:
- Your age
- Whether you have one of many health conditions like diabetes, asthma, kidney disease, or more
The most important thing to remember is you and your doctor need to act quickly – within days. So, don’t wait to check with your doctor.
Source: https://hawaiicovid19.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/COVID-19-Treatments.pdf (DOH)