Predistribution of iodine tablets

Around 1.2 million households will receive iodine tablets over a two-week period in October. The tablets will arrive in a sealed cardboard box, stating the addressee’s name. Each box will contain 10 iodine tablets and an information leaflet.

General practitioners, obstetricians and gynaecologists will receive information from their professional associations about iodine tablets, how they work and where they can be obtained (chemists and pharmacists).

Special locations like schools, childcare centres or first aid posts will also be able to stockpile iodine tablets.