Young children can now be treated for COVID-19 with an antiviral medication. The Food and Drug Administration approved Remdesivir for kids who contract the virus, reports WFLX.
COVID-19 drug for young children
Doctors can give them the medication if they test positive for COVID and are either hospitalized or have a high risk of developing severe illness.
Pediatric patients must be at least 28 days old and weigh at least 7 pounds to be treated.
Health experts warn that while this is a helpful tool, it’s not a replacement for the COVID vaccine or booster shots.
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