There are medications to prevent severe illness from COVID-19 if you’re at high risk. They can be really effective, but you’ve got to act quickly. These medications 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
  • Weight
  • 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/2022/06/COVID-19-Treatments.pdf (DOH)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/treatments-for-severe-illness.html (CDC)
https://hawaiicovid19.com/covid-19-treatment/ (DOH)

Updated 07/28/2022