Reports of Ivermectin being used as a COVID-19 treatment/prevention

06 Sep 2021

The AVA has recently received several enquiries from media outlets, about vets being requested to supply ivermectin to people for use as a COVID-19 treatment/prevention and have been asked if there is currently any associated concern with supply of the drug.

The AVA has issued a media release on this subject. Read the full media release here.

We recommend that if you are asked by members of the community to supply ivermectin for reasons other than treatment of animals, that you reiterate the following points;

  • The TGA has made it very clear that Ivermectin  is not approved to prevent or treat COVID-19, and there is insufficient evidence to validate the use of Ivermectin in patients with COVID-19.
  • Animal products containing ivermectin should not be used in people. These products can cause serious health effects, including death.
  • If you are worried about COVID-19, please talk to your doctor.

If you are being asked to supply ivermectin to the general public, we would like to hear from you at