(West Des Moines, Iowa) -- Antiviral pills used to treat COVID-19 are now available to eligible patients at Hy-Vee pharmacies.
The company says Molnupiravir and PAXLOVID are available at pharmacies in its eight state region and should be used to treat mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 in at-risk patients over age 12. Hy-Vee says patients must have a prescription from their health care provider but that the antiviral pills are free under most insurance plans.
To qualify, patients must:
- Have Received a positive COVID test result
- Be a high risk for a severe case of coronavirus,
- Not have access to other FDA-approved treatment options.
Hy-Vee says the medication must be taken within five days of the beginning of COVID-19 symptoms. You can find more information on Hy-Vee's website.