Emergency Preparedness Division
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 pae shows the areas within the radius.
The Health Department holds a KI Distribution at least once a year for community members to receive KI pills for their household or workplace. 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.
- For our consent form, please CLICK HERE.
- To view the KI Fact Sheet, please CLICK HERE.
- For information on radiological emergencies, please CLICK HERE.
- For more information about the KI Program at the Salem County Health Department, please contact our staff at (856) 935-7510 ext. 8304
Points of Dispensing
In Salem County, a POD is very similar to a flu shot clinic. In an emergency, however, additional steps need to be taken to ensure the dispensing area is safe and secure for our residents. We will ask residents to fill out forms or be prepared to answer questions regarding allergies and existing medical conditions. If the medication being dispensed is in pill form, one family member should pick up pills for the whole family. If you know of someone who has mobility or transportation issues, we encourage you to pick up medication for those individuals. If you would like to email or speak with someone in our Emergency Preparedness Program regarding POD planning, contact Jill Sheppard at the number or email address below.
First Responder & Fixed Facility Plans
The NJ Department of Health requires each LINCS agency to establish plans to dispense medication to emergency personnel that may be exposed to a communicable disease while responding. First Responders may include Emergency Medical Services, law enforcement, fire fighters and critical infrastructure.
If it were necessary to establish a POD site 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 medical personnel is 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. 8304