Andy Joseph administers COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic on Hervey Tichon Boulevard. Credit: David W. Oliveira

NEW BEDFORD — The coming nor’easter has prompted city officials to cancel local COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled for this weekend.

The vaccine clinic provided by Seven Hills Behavioral Health at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center at 181 Hillman St. has been canceled for Saturday, Jan. 29, and the clinic at the Workers Community Center / Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores, 1534 Acushnet Ave., has been canceled for Sunday, Jan. 30. 

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Testing could resume at Andrea McCoy on Monday, Jan. 31, if conditions allow. The Workers Community Center clinic has been rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 6.  

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 teens 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:

  • Monday, Jan. 31: (If conditions allow.) Andrea McCoy Recreation Center, 181 Hillman St., from 2-7 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, vaccines for children ages 5–11, and boosters for teens 12-17.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1: Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, 874 Purchase St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, appointment required, call 508-992-6553.
  • Thursday, Feb. 3: Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, 874 Purchase St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, appointment required, call 508-992-6553.
  • Thursday, Feb. 3: Casimir Pulaski Elementary School, 1097 Braley Road, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, boosters, vaccines for children 5–11, and boosters for teens 12-17.
  • Friday, Feb. 4: PAACA, 360 Coggeshall St., from 1-5 p.m., with Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, w/ pediatric vaccines for children ages 5–11 and boosters for teens 12-17. 
  • 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 children 5–11, and boosters for teens 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 children 5–11, and boosters for teens 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 children 5–11, and boosters for teens 12-17. 

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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