COVID-19

Where To Get Antiviral Medication Paxlovid in New York City

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson13 May 2022

Although we have entered a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic where we have widespread access to testing and vaccinations available at your local pharmacy, cases are steadily rising in New York City — even amongst those vaccinated. 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.

Pharmacies That Carry Paxlovid in New York City  

As part of the new ‘Test to Treat’ Initiative, participating pharmacies will allow you to take a rapid antigen test onsite and receive a Paxlovid prescription within minutes of testing positive. Additionally, as of April 2022, Paxlovid prescriptions authorized by primary care physicians can be filled at all major pharmacies. New York City has a wide variety of pharmacy offerings, including CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Duane Reade, that are partners in the new initiative; knowing which sites near you have paxlovid stock makes accessing care more convenient.  

The list below is a great reference for figuring out what pharmacies around the city have courses of paxlovid available. However, If you don’t see your area listed or want to check stock outside of New York City, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the United States Department of Health and Human Services have created an interactive online database to search for your local pharmacies inventory of paxlovid and what facilities are apart of ‘test to treat.’

STOCK AS OF May 13, 2022  

Below is a curated list of pharmacies across Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island offering paxlovid and how many courses of treatment they have in stock. Each borough is broken down by popular neighborhoods that currently have paxlovid in stock. 

Manhattan     

There are about 5,000 courses of Paxlovid treatment available in the borough of Manhattan. Below is a list of pharmacies that currently have courses of paxlovid. The list is divided by Downtown, Midtown, and Uptown (East and West Side). 

Uptown - West Side 

Pharmacy Name Address Paxlovid Course Available 
CVS Store #002445540 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10024250 courses 
CVS Store #11075 2833 Broadway New York, NY 1002586 courses
CVS Store #10112 288 St. Nicholas Avenue New York, NY 1002775 courses 
CVS Store #02773 130 Dyckman Street New York, NY 1004915 courses 
Rite Aid #078084188 Broadway New York, NY 100330 courses 

Uptown - East Side 

Pharmacy Name Address Paxlovid Course Available 
CVS Store #10970 305 East 86th Street New York, NY 10028151 course 
Rite Aid #047982155 Third avenue New York, NY 100350 course 
CVS Store #057721500 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 1002977 course 

Midtown  

Pharmacy Name Address Paxlovid Course Available 
CVS Store #108261440 Broadway Floors 1 and 2 New York, NY 1001833 courses 
ALTO Pharmacy 100 Park Ave, New York, NY 100174437 course 
CVS Store 10298 241 West 57th Street New York, NY322 courses 

Downtown  

Pharmacy Name AddressPaxlovid Course Available 
Rite Aid #04194 282 8th Ave New York, NY 1000115 courses
CVS Store #10407298 Mulberry Street New York, NY  10012 97 courses 
CVS Store #02427215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 1000360 courses 
Rite Aid #10534 225 Liberty Street Suite 1 New York, NY 1028117 courses 
CVS Store #17750 512 Second Avenue New York, NY 1001641 courses 

Brooklyn    

Throughout the borough of Brooklyn, there are about 800 courses of Paxlovid available. The list below contains pharmacies which courses are available , amongst popular  Brooklyn neighborhoods. 

Williamsburg  

Pharmacy Name AddressPaxlovid Course Available
Rite Aid #04782 783 Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222 14 courses 

Bushwick   

Pharmacy Name AddressPaxlovid Course Available
CVS Store #02280329-229 Wyckoff Avenue Ridgewood, NY 1138557 courses
Rite Aid #01947960 Halsey Street Brooklyn, NY 1123345 courses 
CVS Store #0054961-15 Metropolitan Avenue Ridgewood, NY 1138530 courses 
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Brooklyn Heights 

Pharmacy Name AddressPaxlovid Course Available
CVS Store  #01791 156 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY  11201157 courses 
CVS Store #17681445 Gold Street Brooklyn, NY 1120161 courses

Park Slope  

Pharmacy Name AddressPaxlovid Course Available
CVS Store #02498341 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215301 courses 
Walgreens Store #14312296 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 112171 course

The Bronx  

The Bronx currently has about 1000 courses of Paxlovid available.  The list below contains pharmacies that are available in the East Bronx, Northwest Bronx, and South Bronx. 

East Bronx    

Pharmacy NameAddressPaxlovid Course Available
Rite Aid #042581516 Westchester Avenue  Bronx, NY 1047210 courses
CVS Store #024332112 White Plains Road Bronx, NY 1046228 courses 
CVS Store #02437732 Allerton Avenue Bronx, NY 1046720 courses 
Rite Aid #037742426 Eastchester Road Bronx, NY 1046925 courses 
Rite Aid #039801179 East 233rd Street Bronx, NY 1046615 courses 

Northwestern Bronx  

Pharmacy NameAddressPaxlovid Course Available
Rite Aid #0381757 East Burnside Avenue Bronx, NY 1045312 courses 
CVS Store #025513125 Bainbridge Avenue Bronx, NY 1046726 courses 

South Bronx   

Pharmacy NameAddressPaxlovid Course Available
Rite Aid #04824537-539 East 138th Street Bronx, NY 10454 17 courses 
CVS store #0896950-56 East 167th Street Bronx, NY 10452 26 courses 

Staten Island   

Staten Island currently has about 350 courses of paxlovid available. The list below contains pharmacies which are available in the Westerleigh, Greenridge, and Old Town Station area. 

Westerleigh 

Pharmacy NameAddressPaxlovid Course Available
CVS Store #060451571 Forest Avenue Staten Island, NY 1030217 courses 
CVS Store #177561520 Forest Avenue Staten Island, NY 1030227 courses 

Greenridge   

Pharmacy NameAddressPaxlovid Course Available
Walgreens Store #03916758 Arthur Kill Road Staten Island, NY 103120 courses 
CVS Store #0647640 Arthur Kill Road Staten Island, NY 103080 courses 

Old Town Station  

Pharmacy NameAddressPaxlovid Course Available
Walgreens Store #104752270 Clove Road Staten Island, NY 103050 course 
CVS Store #06049 1361 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island,  NY 10305151 course 
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Queens  

Queens currently has about 600 courses of Paxlovid available. The list below contains pharmacies which are available in Astoria, Sunnyside, and Jamaica. 

Astoria  

Pharmacy NameAddressPaxlovid Course Available
Rite Aid #1056821-25 Broadway Long Island City, NY 111060 courses 
Rite Aid #0180533-01 30th Avenue Astoria, NY 1110330 courses 
CVS Store30-97 Steinway Street  Astoria, NY 1110344 courses 

Sunnyside  

Pharmacy NameAddressPaxlovid Course Available
Rite Aid #106005015 Roosevelt Avenue Woodside, NY 1137714 courses 

Jamaica  

Pharmacy NameAddressPaxlovid Course Available
CVS Store #17806 160-08 Jamaica Avenue  Jamaica, NY  11432 12 courses 

Paxlovid and Antiviral Frequently Asked Questions FAQ(s) 

Here are few of the frequently asked questions about antiviral medications and paxlovid prescriptions. 

How effective is paxlovid?   

As paxlovid is the first-choice recommendation for COVID-19 infections, it has the highest rate of effectiveness Clinical trials showed proper usage of the oral medication reduces the risk of hospitalization and death for people at risk for severe infection by 90 percent. 

How much does the paxlovid prescription cost?  

As of February 2022, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated that paxlovid and other antiviral prescription medications will temporarily be free of charge to all patients in the face of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Information has yet to be released if and when the prescription will have an associated cost or if it will be covered by insurance.   

Are there any alternatives to paxlovid?   

In terms of prescription antiviral medications, molupiravir is the only alternative to paxlovid. Molupiravir is the Merck and RidgeBack Biotherapeutics antiviral that is the second choice recommendation for reducing the severity of infection via antiviral medication. In contrast to paxlovid, molupiravir is only authorized for adults ages 18 and older and reduces the risk of hospiticlain and death by 30 percent.  

Both the ASPR and Department of Health and Human Services locator have the option to look at the stock of molupiravir in addition to Paxlovid. Molupiravir is only available for those who are 18 years old and older and has different requirement criteria than paxlovid. Although it's comforting to have two options of antiviral,  paxlovid is the first-choice recommendation.

Bottom Line  

New York City is currently leading in Paxlovid courses, with almost 10,000 courses available across all five boroughs. With so many pharmaceutical retailers available city-wide, you have several options for COVID-19 testing and filling a paxlovid prescription. The ASPR locator allows you to filter available pharmacies by your address and see what's in stock in your area. Nevertheless, knowing which locations have a higher stock can save you time, money, and stress from having to visit multiple pharmacy locations. 

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 8- percent off of over 1,000 different prescription medications. Sign up Today