We are learning more about how to treat COVID-19 every day. Treatment works best when it's given early in someone's illness. Get tested right away if you have symptoms of COVID-19 so you can qualify for treatments such as monoclonal antibody therapy or antiviral medicines that have been shown to prevent hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider if you test positive for COVID-19 about treatments that may work best for you.
COVID-19 treatments including monoclonal antibody therapy and prescription antiviral pills are in extremely limited supplies across the country right now. You may not be able to find an appointment or fill your prescription, even if you qualify. As production and supplies increase, more people will be able to get these treatments.
COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy
Monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment boosts your immune system to help you fight a COVID-19 infection along with your natural antibodies. It helps prevent severe illness and death.
The FDA has given emergency use authorizations for two oral antiviral medications.
All Utahns ages 5 and older can get the vaccine.
If you are 5 to 17 years old, you can only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Visit vaccinefinder.org to find a location that offers the Pfizer vaccine.
Have a symptom?
COVID-19 treatments are only effective if given within several days of symptom onset. That's why it's important to get tested as soon as your symptoms begin.