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STEP UP TO STOP
THE SPREAD, NYC!
if you have symptoms, were exposed, or traveled
to protect yourself and those around you
if you are feeling sick
For more information,
or call 877-VAX-4NYC.
You may be eligible for COVID-19 Treatment
People who have tested positive for COVID-19 may be able to receive outpatient
treatment to help symptoms and avoid hospitalization. Treatment works best
if you begin it soon after you start feeling symptoms, so get tested right away.
Monoclonal antibody treatment is a one-time IV or injection to help
fight COVID-19 while your immune system produces its own antibodies.
Oral antiviral pills are taken for five days and helps stop the virus and
keeps it from replicating, which reduces the amount of virus in your
body. There are currently two authorized pills - paxlovid and molunpiravir.
Both monoclonal antibody and oral antiviral treatments can reduce your
risk of becoming sick from COVID-19 and avoid hospitalization.
COVID-19 treatments are not a substitute for vaccination. COVID-19
vaccination and booster shots remain the best protection against getting
severely sick due to COVID-19.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have tested positive,
talk to your doctor, or call 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).