COVID-19 antiviral drug available at limited number of Minnesota Walmarts, including Wadena – Wadena Pioneer Journal

WADENA – Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are distributing licensed COVID antiviral drugs, Paxlovid and Molnupiravir, in Minnesota through the

United States Federal Retail Pharmacy Therapeutic Program

.

The Wadena Walmart is one of the pharmacies receiving limited supplies of COVID-19 antiviral drugs. The drug is only available with a prescription from a health care provider, according to a press release from Walmart.

Clients and health care providers can go to

walmart.com/covidmedication

send an electronic prescription. Since COVID-19 antiviral drugs are prescribed for people with COVID-19, they will only be available through curbside pickup or through drive-thru pharmacy counters.

Walmart selected locations where the state health department determined treatment was most needed, according to the statement.

“We are committed to working with our state and federal partners to provide access to new treatment options such as licensed COVID-19 antiviral drugs, as they become available,” said Kevin Host, senior vice president of the pharmacy. “This provides customers with the ability to recover at home and helps reduce the burden on our hospitals and communities. As we have done since the start of the pandemic, we are proud to support our communities with basic necessities, healthy foods, vaccines, medicines and other health care needs, as we let’s all work together to face the pandemic.

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will continue to support states and the federal government to help increase access and availability of licensed COVID-19 antiviral drugs and COVID-19 vaccines. Walmart will also continue to offer flu shots and other preventative shots.

More information on the

new drugs to help treat COVID-19

can be found on the Food and Drug Administration website.

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