CHA News Article

Provider Alert Reports No Statewide Shortage of Antiviral Medications

The California Department of Public Health has issued a provider alert on influenza antiviral recommendations and strategies to obtain influenza antivirals, reporting there does not appear to be a nationwide antiviral shortage. Pharmacies are encouraged to contact their wholesaler’s customer service desk to request drop shipments of antivirals from the manufacturers if the wholesaler is unable to supply needed medications in a timely manner. More information about influenza activity is available at