Availability of treatments for Covid Infection in the clinically vulnerable
There’s been quite a lot on social media sites regarding availability of covid treatments.
I've certainly felt quite anxious about whether or not help would be there if/when I needed it.
Although things differ across various parts of the UK, I’m pleased to report that my experience in NE Hants has been very good.
After nearly 4 years of being really careful and never showing positive on a PCR, I have finally succumbed to Covid.
I contacted my GP this morning to let them know I’d just had a strongly positive LFT and to ask what the procedure was for acquiring antivirals if they were needed.
They gave me the number for the local Covid Medicines unit, which seems to be at our local Big Hospital. The call handler took some details re onset of symptoms and vulnerability and said a doctor would phone me back to assess. He did so within a couple of hours and we had a short conversation about my meds and health conditions. He offered me a course of Paxlovid and someone from pharmacy called me an hour later to tell me the meds will be delivered to the house tomorrow.
I am greatly reassured that help IS out there for those of us who meet the criteria, and it wasn’t that difficult to access. Actually, the most time consuming part was filling in the online triage form for the GP!
It’s good to know antivirals are on their way.
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