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Paxlovid Pfizer Covid pill arrives in Australia – how to get it

Aussies to treat Covid with a new Pfizer PILL beginning this weekend – here’s how it’s going to work and WHO is eligible

A new Pfizer pill designed to treat high-risk Covid sufferers is set to hit Australia and will be available in chemists in just days. 

The Paxlovid tablets will target symptoms in people with risk factors such as diabetes, obesity and others more at risk of hospitalisation. 

Pharmaceutical physician Dr Krishan Thiru told the Today Show on Friday it fills a gap in the market for a specific drug that targets the dreaded disease. 

‘The problem was you couldn’t get anything that really helped apart from Paracetamol and just the basic things that make you feel good with a cold,’ he said.