Community briefs

September 26, 1997

Vaccinations offered in Berkeley County

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Health Department will provide influenza immunizations from 1 to 4 p.m. every Monday beginning Oct. 6. If you are unable to come during that time, call 1-304-263-5131 to make other arrangements.

In addition, flu shots are being offered from 9 to 11 a.m. every Friday during October at the Bedington Volunteer Fire Department. The flu vaccine is available for those 13 and older for a suggested donation of $5. Those under 13 require a recent prescription from a physician.

The flu vaccine is recommended for those who are considered at highest risk for serious complications from the flu, including those 65 and older; adults and children with long-term heart or lung problems that caused them to see a doctor regularly or be admitted to a hospital for care during the past year; residents of nursing homes or other institutions housing patients of any age who have serious long-term health problems; those who have been treated for kidney disease such as diabetes, anemia or severe asthma during the year; and those who have cancer or an immunological disorder that lowers the body's normal resistance to infections.


The vaccine should not be received by those who have a serious allergy to eggs, have had a serious allergic reaction or other problems after getting the influenza vaccination or anyone who has a moderate or severe illness.

Franklin voter office extends hours

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Voter Registration Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday and Saturday, Oct. 4 for those who are unable to come to the courthouse during regular business hours.

The deadline to register for the upcoming general election is Monday, Oct. 6. All mail-in registrations, changes of address, party or name must be postmarked no later than that date.

Absentee ballot applications for those who will not be able to go to the polls due to absence from the county, illness or physical disability can be obtained at the office or by calling 1-717-261-3886 or 1-717-261-3887. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 28.

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