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Public Health Preparedness & Response

Potassium Iodide Program

Information for Individuals and Families

NOTE: Potassium iodide (KI) is only appropriate within a very close proximity to a nuclear event and should only be taken if North Carolina Public Health officials issue an advisory to do so.

Fact Sheets


  • For Parents/Guardians - Student Opt-In/Opt-Out Form for Administration of Potassium Iodide English (PDF, 15KB) / Spanish (PDF, 18KB)

Program Background (2003)