The Department of Health have released information on the medicines available for eligible eople who have COVID-19 to prevent them from getting sick and requiring hospital care. These medical treatments are also called early therapies, or antivirals. They can be life-saving.
These medicines do not replace vaccination. Vaccinations are the best protection from COVID-19.
These information sheets cover:
- who is eligible
- how to access this medication
- types of COVID-19 medicines
It is important to know that those who have a weakened immune system or disability are more likely to be eligible for COVID-19 medicines.
You can read the fact sheet for people with disability here.
- For full details on eligibility criteria for different groups, search for ‘COVID-19 medicines’ on Victoria’s coronavirus website, or see https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/covid-19-medicines.