All daycare centers and schools in Oslo are given iodine tablets

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In January, all daycare centers and schools in Oslo receive iodine tablets as part of the nuclear preparedness.

Anita Jeyananthan, the Health Ministry in Oslo Municipality, informs Nettavisen of the infection control consultant in the Health Authority.

Parents with children and pupils under the age of 16 must give consent for staff at the daycare centers, school or institutions to distribute iodine tablets to their children in the event of a nuclear event.

Several other municipalities have taken similar measures.

It is the Directorate of Health and the Directorate for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (DSA) who have issued recommendations that all municipalities should have iodine tablets in stock that can be given to children, adolescents, pregnant women and mothers who are breastfeeding in the event of a nuclear event.

“All municipalities were offered in 2017 to receive iodine tablets from a central warehouse in Oslo,” says emergency manager Astrid Liland in the Directorate for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (DSA).

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