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
  • 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: (DOH) (CDC) (DOH)

Updated 12/12/2022