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.
Paxlovid Stock as of July 28, 2022
Information sourced from the Covid-19 Public Therapeutic Locator provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Paxlovid Stock in North Jersey
As of July 28, 2022, there are a total of 453 pharmacies in North Jersey that carry Paxlovid courses for sale. In the table below, find information about the most stocked pharmacy in each of the 8 counties of North Jersey.
Paxlovid Courses Available
60 Beaverbrook Rd, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
|Walgreens||637 Hoboken Rd, Carlstadt, NJ 07072 (Bergen County)||(201) 842-0916||38|
|LevelUP MD Urgent Care||322 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (Essex County)||(973) 929-7600||172|
|CVS||59 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (Hudson County)||(201) 798-1889||75|
|Walgreens||835 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013 (Passaic County)||(973) 249-9280||23|
|Walgreens||142 Central Ave, Clark, NJ 07066 (Union County)||(732) 815-9320||117|
|CVS||11 Theatre Ctr, Sparta Township, NJ 07871 (Sussex County)||(973) 726-3422||61|
|ShopRite||2 Club House Dr, Washington, NJ 07882 (Warren County)||(908) 835-0761||22|
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Paxlovid Stock in South Jersey
As of July 28, 2022, there are a total of 284 pharmacies in South Jersey that carry Paxlovid courses for sale. In the table below, find information about the most stocked pharmacy in each of the 7 counties of South Jersey.
Paxlovid Courses Available
|ShopRite||201 Dalton Dr, Glassboro, NJ 08028 (Gloucester County)||(856) 863-3700||900|
|ShopRite||3600 E Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360 (Cumberland County)||(856) 691-0106||660|
|ShopRite||4 W Roosevelt Blvd, Marmora, NJ 08223 (Cape May County)||(609) 545-0410||1,290|
|CVS||360 Route 73 South, Marlton, NJ 08053 (Burlington County)||(856) 596-7010||35|
|CVS||600 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 (Camden County)||(856) 482-2282||63|
4238 Harbor Beach Blvd, Brigantine, NJ 08203
|Rite Aid||130 E Main St, Penns Grove, NJ 08069 (Salem County)||(856) 299-9462||16|
Paxlovid Stock in Central Jersey
As of July 28, 2022, there are a total of 394 pharmacies in Central Jersey that carry Paxlovid courses for sale. In the table below, find information about the most stocked pharmacy in each of the 6 counties of Central Jersey. (Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean)
Paxlovid Courses Available
|Andee Plaza Pharmacy||130 NJ-33, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 (Monmouth County)||(732) 431-9400||24|
|HMH JFK University Medical Center|
65 James St, Edison, NJ 08820
|Walgreens||2353 US-9, Toms River, NJ 08755 (Ocean County)||(732) 370-1903||110|
|CVS||1099 NJ-33, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690 (Mercer County)||(609) 586-6384||101|
123 Morristown Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
190 NJ-31, Flemington, NJ 08822
Paxlovid Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Because Paxlovid is still one of the newer antiviral drugs for treating COVID-19, for most people, there is still a lot to learn about the drug and how it works. Please find below a short list of frequently asked questions about Paxlovid and its use.
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When should I take Paxlovid?
It is recommended that patients start their Paxlovid course within the first five days of developing symptoms. It is best to start taking antiviral medication as soon as possible. Dr. Jeffrey Topal shares that once the virus stays in your body for more than a week, the damage might be too severe to treat with the medication. If you attempt to test for COVID-19 at home, it is essential to remember that the at-home tests do not return a positive result for several days. In that case, you might choose to get an RT-PCR or rapid test done.
Does Paxlovid have side effects?
The drug is well-received by most patients. The most common side effects of taking Paxlovid include an impaired sense of taste (taste of metal), an upset stomach, raised blood pressure, or muscle aches. In some cases, patients may experience allergic reactions (hives, trouble swallowing, skin rash) or liver problems (loss of appetite, yellowing skin, dark-colored urine, stomach pain).
After the recent spring season increase in COVID-19 cases, it is clear that we are still far away from a post-pandemic society. With new and more infectious omicron subvariants and increasingly fewer people masking up in public spaces, the risk of catching coronavirus is still very real. The state of New Jersey recently saw a spike in COVID-19 cases during the last two weeks of May 2022. Find more information about the cost of Paxlovid and its availability in San Francisco and New York City.
As Paxlovid is a prescription-only treatment, having access to a primary care physician that provides you with a test and assesses your symptoms is essential for getting the treatment you need in a timely manner. With Mira, you have access to affordable testing, low-cost virtual and urgent care same-day lab testing, and up to 80 percent off of over 1,000 different prescription medications. Sign up Today!
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!