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SNS News Release Templates


The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) news release templates were developed by state and local public health staff to use as a guide during an emergency. Templates are provided for the following situations: SNS push pack requested; dispensing sites to open, medication dispensing procedures, vaccination sites update, volunteers needed at dispensing sites. These messages can be used as a framework from which one can develop specific and accurate information relative to the current event. A message development worksheet is also available. These materials are included in the SNS section of Missouri's Emergency Response Public Information Toolkit for Local Public Health Agencies.


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Keyword Area:

Communications/Messaging, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)


Institutional Author:

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services





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Five most recent user comments

3.5 Stars of 5 - Useful
News Release Templates
By Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown
These templates are useful and especially helpful for new staff to SNS.

3.5 Stars of 5 - Useful
SNS News Release Templates
By Robert Einweck

These news release templates provide a useful structure for core public messages that could be customized to the jurisdiction and situation.

3 Stars of 5 - Useful
SNS News Release Templates
By Joshua Carlyle
These are basic news releases that should be fairly easy to customize for any jurisdiction.  They should be reviewed before including them in a plan to make sure that pre-event, they conform to local dispensing protocols and other localized issues.

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
SNS Public Info Release Templates
By Martha Wagaman
These Word documents provide nice templates for some common biological event news releases that can be tweaked for any jurisdiction.