Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the National Association of County and City Health Officials. (2017). Extended Medical Countermeasure Distribution and Dispensing Considerations for Anthrax Incidents.
In the event of a public health emergency involving anthrax, state and local jurisdictions will activate their medical countermeasure (MCM) plans, allowing for an initial 10-day antibiotic distribution. This document can help healthcare authorities plan for the extended post-exposure prophylactic period (in this case, 50-day antibiotic supply, three shot vaccine series, and treatment supplies) and includes promising practices in each domain and links to relevant resources.