Strategic National Stockpile
The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) has large quantities of medicine and medical supplied to protect the American public if there is a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. Once Federal and local authorities agree that the SNS is needed, medicines will be delivered to any state in the U.S. within 12 hours. Georgia and local counties have plans to receive and distribute SNS medicine and medical supplies to communities as quickly as possible.
The decision to deploy SNS assets may be based on evidence showing the overt release of an agent that might adversely affect public health. It is more likely that subtle indicators, such as unusual morbidity and/or mortality identified through disease outbreak surveillance and epidemiology, will alert health officials to the possibility and confirmation of a biological or chemical incident or a national emergency.
Facts about the SNS:
- The medicine in the SNS is FREE for everyone.
- The SNS has stockpiled enough medicine to protect people in several large cities at the same time.
- Federal, state and local community partners are working together to ensure that the SNS medicines will be delivered to the affected area to protect you and your family if there is a terrorist attack.
During an emergency when the SNS is dispersed locally in the South Health District area, residents of local counties should bring the Head of Household Form with them, completed, to the dispensing site for faster service.
Head of Household Form.pdf
Cabeza De Forma La Familia.pdf
More information can be found online about SNS at http://emergency.cdc.gov/stockpile/index.asp.