Michigan gets initial small shipment of COVID-19 pills

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Jan 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-07 16:35:45-05

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has received an initial, albeit small, federal shipment of COVID-19 pills that can be taken at home.

The arrival of the oral medications comes as the state confronts record high coronavirus cases and near-peak hospitalizations.

The pills cleared federal approvals over two weeks ago and can only be obtained with a prescription. State health officials say supplies are scarce and eligibility requirements are tight.

People should still get vaccinated and wear a mask in public to protect themselves.

The antivirals have to be taken as soon as possible once symptoms appear.

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