Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution

Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution


As part of Montgomery County’s continuing emergency preparedness effort, we continue to make available free potassium iodide tablets (KI) to Montgomery County residents who live, work and/or attend schools within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant.

Potassium iodide, or KI, can help protect the thyroid gland against harmful radioactive iodine when taken as directed during radiological emergencies. Individuals should only take KI when told to do so by state health officials or the governor.

Adults and children will receive a two-day supply of KI. Directions detailing when and how to take the tablets, as well as instructions for proper storage, will be provided with the KI tablets. Individuals can pick up KI tablets for other families or those who are unable to pick them up on their own.  

OBTAINING KI DURING COVID-19

RESIDENTS

Montgomery County residents can complete the online KI Public Form. You can also call 610-970-5040 and a receptionist will assist you. Residents will be contacted when their KI is ready for pick-up at the Pottstown Health Center. If you are unable to pick up your pills during the scheduled pick-up times, you can have someone else do it for you.

BUSINESSES


Businesses can complete the online KI Business Form. Businesses will be contacted when their KI is ready for pick-up at the Pottstown Health Center.

AFTER YOU ARE CONTACTED, your KI tablets can be picked up on Tuesday and Thursday, from 9am-3pm. (Pick-up ONLY-No other services available)

Montgomery County Office of Public Health
Pottstown Health Center
364 King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

*A mask is required to enter the building. 

Know What to Do in Case of a Nuclear Accident

 
Radioactive iodine, one of the contaminants that could be released in a nuclear accident or similar event, can increase the risk of thyroid cancer. Potassium iodide (KI) is a drug that, when taken in an appropriate and timely dosage, can block exposure to radioactive iodine.

As part of Montgomery County’s continuing emergency preparedness efforts, the Montgomery County Health Department is again making potassium iodide tablets available to residents who live or work within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant.

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