Pediatric vaccines arriving to New Bedford

Mondays at McCoy makes pediatric vaccines available in New Bedford
(Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – The city of New Bedford is now offering the pediatric Pfizer vaccine, as well as booster shots, at locations throughout the city.

The PAACA will be open November 5th, 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.. Pfizer, Moderna and J&J will be available, as well as pediatric vaccines for children 5-11.

Secondly, Riverside Park will be open November 6th 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Only the Pfizer and J&J vaccines will be available.

As a part of the new “Mondays at McCoy” program, the Andrea McCoy Convention Center will be open Monday the 8th, 15th, and 22nd. All adult vaccines are available as well as the pediatric vaccine. The Convention Center will be open from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M..

November 9th will feature two clinics. The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. featuring vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J. If you’re unable to make it there, Former Fire Station 11 will be open from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM with all of the adult vaccines.

Thursday the 11th’s clinic will be located at The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. All adult vaccines will be available.

More info: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-booster.html

For those unable to leave their homes, you may now set up an in-home vaccination. Pfizer and J&J courtesy of the New Bedford Health Department. you can call their number at 508-991-6199 between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday to Friday.

the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, can also set up an in-home appointment (Moderna, Pfizer or J&J). call the In-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line at (833) 983-0485, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

For more information: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-in-home-vaccination-program

City officials and Health leaders recommend unvaccinated citizens to get their first shot and begin their vaccine journey as soon as they can for the brightest and merriest holiday season.

 

 

 

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