New Bedford clinics rise to meet Omicron surge

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Parker McKenzie, 10, right, receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from nurse practitioner Amy Wahl with distraction help from certified child life specialist Haylee Rogers during the first COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Franklin County for children age 5-11 at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The omicron-fueled surge that is sending COVID-19 cases rocketing in the U.S. is putting children in the hospital in close to record numbers, and experts lament that most of the youngsters are not vaccinated.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – New Bedford vaccination clinics are rushing open to help the public handle the ongoing swarm of Omicron cases across the United States.

These free walk-up clinics offer booster shots, as well as first and second vaccine shots, and pediatric vaccines. They’re now offering boosters for 12-17-year-olds. Bring your vaccination card when you visit.

Upcoming Vaccination clinics in New Bedford include:

Friday, Jan. 14:

  • PAACA (360 Coggeshall St.) – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, w/ pediatric vaccines for children 5 – 11 years old & boosters for teens 12-17

Saturday, Jan. 15:

  • Andrea McCoy Recreation Center (181 Hillman St.) – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, vaccines for children 5 – 11, boosters for teens 12-17

 

  • St. Gabriel Parish (343 Tarkiln Hill Road) – 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Pfizer vaccines, including pediatric and booster doses, and Moderna vaccines 

Sunday, Jan. 16:

  • Keith Middle School (225 Hathaway Blvd.) – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, boosters, pediatric vaccines for children 5 – 11, boosters for teens 12-17

Monday, Jan. 17:

  • Andrea McCoy Recreation Center (181 Hillman St.) – CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

Wednesday, Jan. 19:

  • Andrea McCoy Recreation Center (181 Hillman St.) – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, vaccines for children 5 – 11, boosters for teens 12-17

Thursday, Jan. 20:

  • Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School (286 S. 2nd St.) – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, boosters, vaccines for children 5 – 11, boosters for teens 12-17

Friday, Jan. 21:

  • PAACA (360 Coggeshall St.) – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, boosters, w/ pediatric vaccines for children 5 – 11 years old & boosters for teens 12-17

To schedule a visit, visit Portal.ri.gov to see where to schedule a vaccination or test near you.

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