Carroll Digest


December 10, 2003

Nacewicz launches bid for Congress from 6th District

Richard S. Nacewicz, an Eldersburg attorney, announced his candidacy for Maryland's 6th Congressional District yesterday after filing to run in the March 2 Democratic primary.

Nacewicz, 71, who ran unsuccessfully for state's attorney last year, hopes to unseat Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett. Other Democrats must enter the primary race before the Dec. 22 deadline.

Bartlett, 78, is seeking a seventh term in the heavily Republican district. Frederick County State's Attorney Scott Rolle is challenging the veteran congressman in the Republican primary.

Nacewicz said he expects to conduct a spirited campaign that will focus on health care reform, foreign policy, the deficit, domestic security and trade.

Flu shots for adults to be offered Friday

The Carroll County Health Department has scheduled a clinic at which adults can receive flu shots from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.

The cost for a flu shot is $15 for adults. The Health Department will bill Medicare for the cost for adults with Medicare Part B.

A children's flu clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 19. (No children's clinic will be held Friday.) Health Department officials said they expect an emergency shipment of flu vaccine next week for the children's clinic. Shots for children younger than age 18 are free.

Parents or guardians wanting a flu shot for their child must have a doctor's order stating that the child is at high risk for the flu. Those at high risk include:

Children age 6 months to 23 months.

Children suffering from a chronic disease of the lungs (including asthma) or cardiovascular system.

Children who have undergone regular medical checkups or hospitalization in the past year because of metabolic diseases such as diabetes or kidney dysfunction, or disorders of the blood or immunosuppression system.

Children age 6 months to 18 years who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy.

Information: 410-876-4938.

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