Monday is the last day voters who are already registered can change their party affiliation before the primary election on Sept. 11. To declare or change party affiliation, name or address, write to the Montgomery County Board of Elections, Box 4333, Rockville, Md. 20850. Include full name, date of birth and signature. If you are not already registered to vote, you may call the Board of Elections, 424-4433, for an application, or pick one up at any library or registration event. The deadline for registering before the primary is Aug. 13. 2nd Measles Shot Urged The Montgomery County Health Department is advising parents that a second measles vaccination is being recommended for all children at the age of 12. This injection is usually given as a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) triple vaccine. The recommendation is made by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Parents of all sixth-grade students will be notified before the end of this school year.
County health officials said that although almost all school-aged children have been vaccinated for measles, medical studies show that some children may not be protected by just one dose of the vaccine. If a child has already received two doses of the vaccine, a third dose is not necessary.
Children unable to receive the vaccine from their regular health care provider can get it from Montgomery County Health Department immunization clinics, which will be scheduled prior to the beginning of the next school year.
Parents may call 217-6995 after July 1 for more information on these immunization clinics for school-aged children. Free Food Available Butter, beans, flour, green beans, corn meal, peanut butter, canned cooked pork, raisins and honey purchased by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be distributed free in Montgomery County beginning today. Manna Food Center, which administers the department's Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, will distribute the food at 21 locations through June 30.
All sites, unless otherwise noted, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are:
Today at the Seventh-Day Adventist Community Service Center, Takoma Park.
Tomorrow at the Holiday Park Senior Center, Wheaton, and at the Rockville Senior Center.
Saturday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Poolesville; Lincoln Park Community Center and Community Health Clinic, both in Rockville; Takoma Park Junior High School; Upper County Community Center, St. Martin's Catholic Church and Stewartown United Methodist Church, all in Gaithersburg; Middlebrook Resource Center, Germantown; Rosemary Hills Community Center, St. Camillus Catholic Church and the Silver Spring Center, all in Silver Spring; Wheaton Center; Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bethesda; and Ken Gar Community Center and Rebecca House, both in Kensington.
Monday at the Clarksburg Recreation Center and from noon to 3 p.m. at Damascus United Methodist Church.
To be eligible for the food, a person must receive Medicaid, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, food stamps or Maryland Energy Assistance, or have a total income less than 150 percent of the poverty level. For example, to be eligible, a family of two must have an income of less than $1,003 per month and a family of four must earn under $1,513 per month.