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Where to Find Antiviral Medication Paxlovid in San Francisco
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Where to Find Antiviral Medication Paxlovid in San Francisco

As of May 2022, Paxlovid prescriptions can be filled at pharmacies in San Francisco including CVS and Walgreens. The Pfizer antiviral, Paxlovid is the go-to prescription and is available free of charge to all residents who present a positive test result and meet the prescription criteria.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD13 May 2022
Where To Get Antiviral Medication Paxlovid in New York City
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Where To Get Antiviral Medication Paxlovid in New York City

As of April 2022, Paxlovid prescriptions can be filled at all major pharmacies in New York City including CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Duane Reade, The Pfizer antiviral, Paxlovid is the go-to prescription across all five boroughs and is available free of charge to all residents who present a positive test result and meet the prescription criteria.

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson13 May 2022
Will COVID-19 be Seasonal Like The Flu?
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Will COVID-19 be Seasonal Like The Flu?

Many experts predict COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) will evolve into a seasonal virus like Influenza (the flu), with peaks during the winter. COVID-19 will likely become similar to other respiratory viruses, moving from the pandemic phase to an endemic one once there is adequate herd immunity.

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn6 Apr 2022
The New COVID-19 ‘Test to Treat’ Plan
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The New COVID-19 ‘Test to Treat’ Plan

During the first State of the Union Address of his term, President Biden announced a new national COVID-19 strategy as we begin year three of the pandemic. The ‘Test to Treat’ initiative increases preparedness plans and improves testing and immediate treatment access. In contrast to previous initiatives, Test to Treat allows those who test positive to immediately receive antiviral pills and other COVID-19 treatments at no cost.

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson11 Mar 2022
Can I Use an At-Home COVID-19 Test for Proof of a Negative Test?
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Can I Use an At-Home COVID-19 Test for Proof of a Negative Test?

Some approved at-home COVID-19 tests can be used as proof of a negative test to attend school, work, or public events. These tests require you to make a telehealth appointment with a proctor who will ensure you take the test correctly and provide you with official documentation of your results.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan6 Apr 2022
Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Protect Against the Omicron Variant?
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Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Protect Against the Omicron Variant?

The currently available COVID-19 vaccines protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to the Omicron variant. Breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated may occur, but most vaccinated individuals have reported mild or no symptoms from the Omicron variant.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan26 Jan 2022
Should I Go To Urgent Care for a COVID-19 Test?
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Should I Go To Urgent Care for a COVID-19 Test?

Urgent care centers are a convenient way to get a COVID-19 test, but may charge a fee or require you to pay out-of-pocket if they are not “in-network”. COVID-19 tests are available in a variety of settings, including at state or locally administered testing sites, drive-thru sites, walk-up sites, and urgent care centers.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan6 Apr 2022
Are At-Home COVID-19 Tests Accurate?
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Are At-Home COVID-19 Tests Accurate?

At-home COVID-19 tests, called rapid antigen tests, are a quick, convenient way to test yourself for COVID-19. However, these tests are not perfect. At-home COVID-19 tests detect about 85% of positive cases on average.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan29 Dec 2021
Are COVID-19 Booster Shots Free?
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Are COVID-19 Booster Shots Free?

COVID-19 booster shots are free, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan21 Dec 2021
How Do COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Work?
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How Do COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Work?

COVID-19 antiviral drugs work by slowing or halting the virus’s replication process. This stops the spread of the virus throughout your body, reduces disease severity, and allows your body to focus on recovering.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan29 Mar 2022
Which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Authorized for Children?
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Which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Authorized for Children?

The adult version of the Pfizer vaccine is approved for children aged 12 to 17 to help protect against COVID-19.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan10 Dec 2021
What Are the Symptoms of the Omicron COVID-19 Variant?
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What Are the Symptoms of the Omicron COVID-19 Variant?

The symptoms of the Omicron COVID-19 variant are similar to other COVID-19 variants: fever, cough, shortness of breath, and muscle aches; however, there are fewer reports of significant loss of taste and smell with the Omicron variant.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan6 Apr 2022