Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)

What it means to you                        

The federal Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) has large quantities of medicine and medical supplies to protect the American public if there is a public health emergency (terrorist attack, flu outbreak, earthquake) 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. Each state has plans to receive and distribute SNS medicine and medical supplies to local communities as quickly as possible.

Monroe County is prepared to receive, process and distribute medication, supplies and equipment to Point of Dispensing (POD) sites and hospitals throughout Monroe County.

What should you know about the medicines in 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 planners 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 or other medical need.

How will you get your medicine if the SNS is delivered to our area?

Local communities are prepared to receive SNS medicine and medical supplies from the state to provide to everyone in the community who needs them.

If such an emergency occurred, you would be informed how to get medicine to protect you and your family by watching TV, listening to the radio, reading the newspaper, checking this Web site.​

Learn more about the Strategic National Stockpile