Hello, I’m Dr Aleeta Fejo.
If you catch COVID-19, oral treatments are available for those most at risk of severe illness from the virus.
This is great news for our mob – because it can help stop our most vulnerable people from getting really sick.
Both COVID-19 oral treatment options are tablets or capsules that you swallow with a glass of water when you eat food.
But you MUST take them in the first five days after you test positive for the virus.
You’ll need a prescription for these treatments, and they can be taken at home.
Your doctor or health worker will tell you if you’re eligible for these treatments, and if they’re right for you.
So talk to your health care worker now so you can be prepared if you test positive for COVID-19.
For more information call 1800 020 080 or visit health.gov.au