On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the Ocean County Health Department is having a Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution Clinic and event at the Lacey Township High School, located at 73 Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor. The event is taking place between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Residents living and/or working within a 10 mile radius of Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant may obtain or exchange their expired K.I.
This event will be offering Health Screening Services including Blood Pressure Screening, Stroke Risk Assessment, Glucose Screening, Cholesterol Screening, and Medication Management. In addition, there will be Health Education Services including Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Intoxicated Driver Resources, Environmental Health, Communicable Diseases, and Emergency Preparedness. Furthermore the Lacey Township Police Department will be on site with our Project Medicine (Prescription Drug) Drop-box. The box provides the public with a method to properly dispose of unwanted medication in a safe and legal manner. Please note that no syringes or liquids may be dropped in the box. The drop-box is for medication only.
In addition, the Lacey Township Police Department will have an officer assigned to this event who will be presenting the Impaired Driver Simulated Course where participants get to wear “Impairment Goggles” provided by the Ocean County Health Department.
The below photo depicts Lacey Township Police Detective Dimitri Tsarnas conducting the “Impaired Driver Simulated Course” during the 2017 National Night Out Event held in Gille Park on the evening of August 1st, 2017. This same course will be presented during the Ocean County Health Department’s Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution Clinic and Event in Lacey Township on August 29th, 2017.
-Chief Michael C. DiBella