NEW BEDFORD — Free, walk-up COVID-19 clinics in New Bedford offer CDC-approved booster shots, in addition to first- and second-dose vaccines and, at most locations, pediatric vaccines and boosters for ages 12-17. Please bring your vaccination card when getting a booster.

Visit vaxnb.com for updated schedules of local COVID-19 vaccination and testing locations. Upcoming vaccine locations in New Bedford include:

  • Saturday, Feb. 5: Andrea McCoy Recreation Center, 181 Hillman St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, vaccines for ages 5-11, and boosters for ages 12-17.
  • Sunday, Feb. 6: Workers Community Center / Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores, 1534 Acushnet Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, J & J, boosters, pediatric vaccines for ages 5-11 and boosters for ages 12-17.
  • Sunday, Feb. 6: Keith Middle School, 225 Hathaway Boulevard, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, boosters, vaccines for ages 5-11, and boosters for ages 12-17.
  • Monday, Feb. 7: Andrea McCoy Recreation Center, 181 Hillman St., from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, vaccines for ages 5-11, and boosters for ages 12-17.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 8: Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, 874 Purchase St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna and J&J. Appointment required, call 508-992-6553.
  • Thursday, Feb. 10: Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, 874 Purchase St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna and J&J. Appointment required, call 508-992-6553.
  • Thursday, Feb. 10: Hayden McFadden Elementary School, 361 Cedar Grove St., from 3-6 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, boosters, vaccines for ages 5-11 and boosters for ages 12-17.
  • Thursday, Feb. 10: Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School, 286 S. 2nd St., from 4-6 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, boosters, vaccines for ages 5-11, and boosters for ages 12-17.
  • Friday, Feb. 11: PAACA, 360 Coggeshall St., from 1-5 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, pediatric vaccines for ages 5-11, and boosters for ages 12-17.
  • Saturday, Feb. 12: Andrea McCoy Recreation Center, 181 Hillman St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, vaccines for ages 5-11 and boosters for ages 12-17.

Vaccinations crucial during winter months

Vaccination levels in the region remain low, and daily case rates remain high. Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is not only about protecting yourself; it’s also about protecting your family, friends, and community. Vaccination is critically important during the winter months, when indoor gatherings can lead to super-spreader events, clusters, hospitalizations, and severe illness among people who are unvaccinated.

State resources for vaccine records, locations

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has free online services to find your personal vaccine records and local vaccination locations, including many pharmacies.

Access your vaccine records at https://myvaxrecords.mass.gov/, and find local listings at https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/.

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