Here’s where you can get the new COVID-19 antiviral drug in NJ
Here’s where you can get the new COVID-19 antiviral drug in NJ

Here’s where you can get the new COVID-19 antiviral drug in NJ

We have come a long way when it comes to COVID-19 treatments.

Already at the beginning of the pandemic, all the way back then, the only thing you could do when you were diagnosed with COVID-19 was stay home and just pray that yours did not turn into a case that was scary or deadly .

There were no vaccinations and there were no treatments. Slowly but surely, new medicine began to emerge.

Different doctors had different protocols for their patients, some more helpful than others. And some quite controversial.

I know people who have taken various medications against COVID – everything from ivermectin to hydroxychloroquine to steroids and antibiotics, monoclonal antibody infusions and vitamins and minerals as well.

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But the medicine that we have all been waiting for is the new antiviral drugs called Paxlovid and Molnupiravir.

Just in time for the new increase in cases, Stop & Shop will now offer the two FDA-authorized COVID-19 antiviral drugs at their New Jersey pharmacies.

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Where to find Paxlovid in NJ

Pfizer’s Paxlovid, the more popular and well-known of the two, is an oral antiviral pill that can be taken at home to prevent high-risk patients from becoming so ill that they have to be hospitalized. So if you test positive for coronavirus and a healthcare provider writes a prescription for you, you can take pills at home and reduce your risk of going to the hospital. It is available at all Stop & Shops NJ pharmacies.

Where to Find Molnupiravir in NJ

Molnupiravir is available at selected sites. And the medicine is free with a valid prescription from a healthcare provider.

During my recent battle with COVID-19, I was happy to know that my doctor would prescribe Paxlovid to me and that it turned out to be readily available.

I had a pretty serious case of Covid, and within 24 hours of being diagnosed, I took my first dose of it. It is a powerful cure that involves six pills a day – three each of two slightly different formulations.

I have no idea how I would have fared without Paxlovid, but I can tell you that within a few days the really hard symptoms were gone and I was well on my way to complete recovery.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 as more and more people are every day, do not forget to ask your doctor to prescribe these antiviral drugs for you.

And the good news is that with 34 Stop & Shop pharmacies across New Jersey, it should not be hard for you to get your fingers in.

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