The first oral antiviral treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pfizer’s Paxlovid is a pill that can be taken at home by high-risk COVID-19 patients. This dual-action drug works by combining two different medications, which together stop the infection from growing in your body. Currently, Paxlovid is available at over 37,800 locations in the U.S.
Within just the first week of June 2022, there were over 1200 COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that getting treatment for COVID-19 can help prevent hospitalization and death from the infection. This is especially true for the older adult and unvaccinated populations, who are the most susceptible to this infection.
Pharmacies That Carry Paxlovid in New Jersey
In March 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration launched the nationwide “Test to Treat” initiative to increase access and availability to the lifesaving COVID-19 treatment. This program allows each patient to get tested for COVID-19, consult a healthcare provider, receive a prescription, and have it filled out - at the same location. Paxlovid is among the most effective treatments for COVID-19 as it decreases the risk of hospitalization or death in almost 90 percent of cases.
The tables below detail the various New Jersey pharmacies that carry Paxlovid courses. These are just some of the many locations in New Jersey that sell this antiviral pill. For a complete list of all pharmacies carrying Paxlovid, visit the HealthData.gov website.
Girisha is a second-year graduate student at Columbia University, pursuing a Master's in Public Health. She is excited to combine her passion for Public Health and writing with the hopes of delivering quality health information, one article at a time!