CDPH Health Alert: Reminder to Prescribe COVID-19 Therapeutics to Mitigate Impact of Winter Respiratory Surge

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a Health Alert to remind providers that once an individual is diagnosed with COVID-19, early treatment with COVID-19-specific agents is the only existing strategy to markedly decrease the risk of serious illness. CDPH states that there is an ample supply of COVID-19 therapeutics, however they have been underused in many vulnerable populations. Paxlovid (ritonavir-boosted nirmatrelvir) and IV remdesivir are the preferred treatments for nonhospitalized patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of progressing to severe disease.

In LA County, facilities that are interested in becoming a COVID-19 therapeutics provider can contact LAC DPH at Visit the LAC DPH COVID-19 Therapy for Non-Hospitalized Patients website for additional information.

Read the full CDPH Health Alert

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