Public Preparedness Division
Points of Dispensing
In Salem County, a Point of Dispensing (POD Site) is very similar to a flu vaccination clinic. In an emergency, however, additional steps need to be taken to ensure the dispensing area is safe and secure for our residents. Residents will be required to fill out forms and be prepared to answer questions regarding allergies and existing medical conditions. In some instances, one representative from your household can pick up medication for your whole family. If you would like to email or speak with someone in our Public Preparedness Program regarding POD planning, contact Lauren Pomykala at the telephone number or email address below.
First Responder & Fixed Facility Plans
The New Jersey Department of Health requires County Health Departments to establish plans to dispense medication to emergency personnel that may be exposed to a communicable disease while responding to an emergency. First Responders may include Emergency Medical Services, law enforcement, fire fighters etc.
If a POD Site is opened in Salem County, simultaneous distribution to large businesses may also occur. These businesses will dispense medication to their employees and their families; this is known as the Fixed Facility Plan. If you represent a business that employs more than 100 people and have medical personnel on site to dispense medication, your facility may be eligible to participate in this plan.
If you have questions about The First Responder or Fixed Facility Plan contact:
856-935-7510 ext. 8482
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Potassium Iodide Dispensing
The Salem County Health Department has Potassium Iodide (KI) Pills available for people who live or work within the 10 mile radius of the Salem / Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station.Municipalities that are within the 10 mile radius are Lower Alloways Creek, Elsinboro, Salem City, Quinton, Mannington, and Pennsville. The map on this page shows the areas within the radius.
KI pills are also available at the Health Department during regular business hours of Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Download Consent Form
- View the KI Fact Sheet
- View the Emergency Plan Information for New Jersey and Delaware
- View information on radiological emergencies
- For more information about the KI Program at the Salem County Health Department, please contact our staff at 856-935-7510 ext.8482