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Questions About COVID-19 Treatments
Are any of the COVID-19 treatments available for children?
Some COVID-19 treatments are available for children. Children age 12 years and older are authorized to receive nirmatrelvir with ritonavir. Remdesivir has been approved as a treatment for pediatric patients age 28 days and older.
If COVID-19 is treatable, do I need a vaccine?
Preventing COVID-19 is more effective than treating it. Vaccines protect people from getting infected or from becoming severely ill, and masks and social distancing help keep the virus from spreading.
By getting vaccinated, you can also keep your loved ones safe. By wearing a mask and getting vaccinated, you are protecting the health of other people in your life and community who are at high risk of getting very sick or dying of COVID-19.
Which COVID-19 treatments are effective?
The FDA has approved or authorized several treatments for mild, moderate, and serious illness from COVID-19. There is a lot of misinformation online about COVID-19 treatments. Some proposed treatments have not been proven to be effective and could be dangerous. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has more information on the available treatment options for COVID-19.