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Free potassium iodide distribution set for June 27, July 25

POTTSTOWN — The Montgomery County Department Office of Public Health will provide free potassium iodide (KI) tablets to Montgomery County residents who live, work, or attend schools within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Generating Station, as part of ongoing emergency preparedness efforts.

Free Narcan kits will also be available.

The distributions will be held on June 27, and July 25, at Bethel Community Church of Pottstown, 575 N. Keim St., Pottstown, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Registration is not required for this event. Residents are welcome to walk in and may also pick up KI tablets for other families or those who are unable to pick them up. These distributions are for residents only and requests from businesses will not be accepted.

Adults and children will each receive a two-day supply of KI. Directions detailing when and how to take the tablets and proper storage instructions are provided with the tablets.

An additional drive-through distribution is planned for residents only, on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Limerick Fire Station. More information will be available soon.

More information will be available soon about a larger-scale distribution event for businesses.

How to get KI tablets all year round

For residents and businesses, KI tablets are available from the health department’s Pottstown Health Center, 364 E. King St., Pottstown, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents can call the Pottstown Health Center (610-970-5040), or complete and submit the online KI Form. The health department will contact you when your KI request is ready for pick-up at the Pottstown Health Center.

Source: Berkshire mont

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