HARRISBURG – PA Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson discussed COVID-19 treatment options available for Pennsylvanians. She said, “There are two types of products that can be used for treatment – monoclonal antibodies and oral antivirals. Monoclonal antibodies are authorized treatment of early disease as well as for pre- and post-exposure treatments, while the oral antivirals are only authorized for individuals who test positive for COVID-19.” With the spike of COVID-19 cases, there may be logistical or supply constraints that make it impossible to offer the available therapy to all eligible individuals. Therefore, treatments are being given to individuals that need it the most right now. If you are not sure if you qualify for treatment, speak with your healthcare provider. The Health Department says the best way to fight COVID-19 remains getting vaccinated and receiving a booster shot.

DR. DENISE JOHNSON