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COVID-19 antivirals for vulnerable people: treatment options

Advice for nurses on who is eligible for the new and potentially life-saving treatments, what protection they can offer patients and how they are administered

Advice for nurses on who is eligible for the new and potentially life-saving treatments, what protection they can offer patients and how they are administered

The NHS is now offering potentially life-saving antiviral home treatments to people with COVID-19 who are at greatest risk of becoming seriously ill.

It is hoped that the drugs will help prevent serious illness and hospitalisation in people in certain high-risk groups.

Addition to COVID-19 defences

Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid described the UK as a world leader in finding and rolling out COVID-19 treatments. ‘The booster campaign, testing and antiviral defences ensure our country is in the strongest possible position to deal with the threat posed by the Omicron variant,’ he

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