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Hy-Vee Adds COVID-19 Antivirals In Pharmacy For Patients


West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee Inc. has announced that COVID-19 antivirals, Molnupiravir and Paxlovid, are available at Hy-Vee pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region to help treat eligible patients who have mild-to-moderate cases.

The type of COVID-19 antiviral available varies by pharmacy location.

In order to receive a COVID-19 antiviral, patients must have a prescription from their health care provider. The antivirals are free with most insurances.

According to the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, Molnupiravir and Paxlovid should be used to treat mild-to-moderate cases in certain adults who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death.

Paxlovid may also be used to treat mild-to-moderate cases in eligible pediatric patients ages 12+. It is recommended that patients begin COVID-19 antiviral treatment as soon as possible and treatment must begin within five days of when symptoms begin.

Both antiviral products may only be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in individuals:

  • With positive results of direct COVID-19 viral testing;
  • Who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death;
  • For whom alternative treatment options authorized by FDA are not accessible or clinically appropriate.

Hy-Vee Pharmacy also offers convenient prescription options for patients including drive-thru pharmacy services and free prescription delivery where available.

In addition to COVID-19 antiviral treatments, all Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations also offer over-the-counter, at-home tests. Under the Biden Administration’s ruling, each individual covered under private insurance or Medicare Part B can currently receive up to eight free at-home tests each month. 

Hy-Vee Pharmacy also offers other testing options, available by appointment at select locations. Additionally, Hy-Vee Pharmacy offers free vaccines and boosters at all of its pharmacy locations.

To learn more or schedule a vaccination, visit hy-vee.com/covidvaccine

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