New Bedford first responders receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine

New Bedford, Massachusetts– First responders in New Bedford received the first dose of Moderna’s vaccine for COVID-19 Monday morning.

A vaccine clinic at the New Bedford Health Department was scheduled to vaccinate at least 40 first responders today, including the staff of New Bedford EMS, the New Bedford Police Department, and the New Bedford Fire Department, along with public health nurses.

Vaccinations of first responders began Monday across Massachusetts. Hundreds of first responders are slated to be vaccinated in the coming weeks in New Bedford. The Moderna vaccine requires a second and final dose administered 28 days after the first dose.