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COVID-19 Antiviral Information

Information for health professionals

Most cases of COVID-19 are mild and can be managed at home. Some people who are at higher risk may need specific antiviral treatments prescribed by their healthcare provider. See information below about antiviral treatments.

Information and resources

There is a range of information and resources available to support healthcare providers and healthcare professionals.

Click on the toggles below to find out more about what is on offer to support you.

The Victorian Department of Health has launched a pharmacy helpline to support PBS prescribers in the prescription of oral antivirals nirmatrelvir and ritonavir (Paxlovid™) and molnupiravir (Lagevrio™) to COVID-19 patients within the community.

The helpline, staffed by Alfred Health pharmacists experienced in prescribing COVID-19 early therapies, is intended for use by Victorian PBS prescribers such as GPs and nurse practitioners.

The helpline is staffed seven days a week between 8am-5pm and can be contacted on 03 8290 3801. 

Gippsland HealthPathways can help you.  Click here to access the pathways.

Request access here if you don’t have it already.

To support prescribing, the Department continues to provide PBS prescribers access to the Victorian COVID-19 therapies PBS prescriber helpline and clinical decision-making guidance (which includes a Paxlovid prescribing flowchart).

More information on these here: https://www.health.vic.gov.au/covid-19/vaccines-and-medications-in-patients-with-covid-19

Please find attached the revised fact sheet on EvusheldTM for clinicians. This updated document is a live document and will be available on the Department of Health website.

This EvusheldTM fact sheet for clinicians document is updated and includes:

  • A recommendation to maintain current dosing
  • A recommendation for COVID-19 vaccination timing following administration of EvusheldTM
  • Advice on early therapies following COVID-19 infection and EvusheldTM administration
  • Rollout of the GP and non-GP specialist community prescriber pathway

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has included both Paxlovid® and Lagevrio® on the Find a Pharmacy website, which allows patients to search for pharmacies near them that are holding stock of the medicine they require, increasing visibility and accessibility of stock.


This function can be found on the Find a Pharmacy webpage at: www.findapharmacy.com.au
Further information can be found at: Factsheet-prescribers-and-pharmacists-COVID-19-treatments-July-2022.pdf (pbs.gov.au)

Interactive locator map

Gippsland PHN has developed a map of pharmacies that stock COVID-19 antivirals. This information lists Community Pharmacies located within Gippsland that stock Lagevrio and Paxlovid.

If you are a pharmacy that is not included in this map, please email emergencyresponse@gphn.org.au with your information.

This information is indicative only.

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