New Bedford holiday schedules for FREE COVID-19 testing and vaccine locations

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Residents encouraged to stock up on free COVID-19 test kits available at public libraries.

Local COVID-19 vaccine locations, including Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport, are changing their upcoming schedules to accommodate the Christmas and New Year holidays.

All local COVID-19 vaccine and testing locations will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1, 2023.

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

Thursday, Dec. 15:
PAACA (360 Coggeshall Street) – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, vaccines and boosters for adults, and children 5 years and older.

Saturday, Dec. 17:
Former Fire Station 11 (754 Brock Avenue) – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, vaccines and boosters for adults, and children 5 years and older.

Monday, Dec. 19:
Former Fire Station 11 (754 Brock Avenue) – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, vaccines and boosters for adults, and children 5 years and older.

Thursday, Dec. 22 and Thursday, Dec. 29:
PAACA (360 Coggeshall Street) – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, vaccines and boosters for adults, and children 5 years and older.

Remember to schedule your appointment for testing at the New Bedford Regional Airport (1569 Airport Road) at https://www.beacontesting.com/. Opening hours include:

Tuesdays – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sundays – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free COVID-19 testing kits are also available at New Bedford public libraries. Locations and hours are as follows:

Main Library
613 Pleasant St.
(508) 991-6275
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Casa Da Saudade Branch
58 Crapo St.
(508) 991-6218
Tuesday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wilks Branch
1911 Acushnet Ave.
(508) 991-6214
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Lawler Branch
745 Rockdale Ave.
(508) 991-6216
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.”

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