Updated: February 2023
The FDA has authorized the use of two oral (pill) medications for mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19:
Pfizer’s Paxlovid (Including renally adjusted strength)
Available to individuals 12+ within 5 days of symptom onset after diagnosis who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death
Available to individuals 18+ within 5 days of symptom onset after diagnosis who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death
The treatment MUST be prescribed by a physician, nurse practitioner, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant. At this time, Rite Aid pharmacists do not prescribe either of these medications; please get tested and talk to your doctor.
These treatments are not substitutions for the protection provided by COVID-19 vaccines, but they can help reduce severe disease and hospitalization. These medications cannot be used for pre-exposure or post-exposure prophylaxis for prevention of COVID-19.
In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, we encourage customers filling either of these prescriptions at Rite Aid to take advantage of either prescription delivery or our drive-thru window. If neither of these options is available to you, please send someone who has tested negative for COVID-19 to pick up the prescription on your behalf.