What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a disease caused by the virus called severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 is a new strain of coronavirus that was not detected in humans until December 2019. The current COVID-19 outbreak broke out in late 2019 and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. It is the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus. There are many different types of coronaviruses. Although they mainly affect animals, some can infect humans.

Medicines and vaccines used to treat COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

Below is a list of medicines authorized in the European Union (EU) to treat or prevent COVID-19, following a scientific evaluation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). It provides details of other potential treatments and vaccines that the EMA is evaluating or supporting during research and development.

Vaccine leaflets COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

EMA authorized treatments in the EU for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

PAXLOVID 150mg+100mg

Chemical substance
PF-07321332 + ritonavir
Leaflet published : 27/01/2022
Leaflet updated : 07/03/2023

Treatments with Marketing authorisation application submitted to EMA for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)