NEW BEDFORD — The city of New Bedford is hosting several COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics this week.

COVID Testing

Appointment-based coronavirus testing at New Bedford Regional Airport, accessible through the airport's Downey Street entrance, takes place four days a week through March 31:


Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mondays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Due to post-holiday demand, an extra day of testing has been added on Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at

Other testing sites in New Bedford and surrounding towns can be found on the state’s Stop the Spread website,


Testing will also be conducted at the former Fire Station 11 at 754 Brock Ave. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday this week.

On Wednesday, residents can also get tested at PAACA at 360 Coggeshall St. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Testing is also available on Monday, Jan. 10 at the former Brock Ave Fire Station 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Vaccination Clinics

This January, city vaccination clinics will take place at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center on Hillman Street on Mondays and Saturdays, except for the Jan. 17 holiday, and at two other locations in the city.

No appointments are necessary at the free clinics.

They offer CDC-approved booster shots as well as first and second dose vaccines and pediatric vaccines for kids aged 5–11.

Monday: Andrea McCoy Recreation Center (181 Hillman St.) – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Former Fire Station 11 (754 Brock Ave.) – 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday: PAACA (360 Coggeshall St.) – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: Andrea McCoy Recreation Center (181 Hillman St.) – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 10: Andrea McCoy Recreation Center (181 Hillman St.) – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Check for updated schedules of local COVID-19 vaccination and testing locations.

City leaders and health officials are urging unvaccinated residents to get their first shot as soon as possible to keep their families and communities safe.

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