We are partnering with Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) to raise awareness of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Reading and will be sharing information and updates on this in the coming weeks.
When might priority groups receive their first vaccine dose?
This is an estimate recently published by the BBC.
Please see the government website for further details of priority groups.
What is happening in Reading?
Vaccinations are currently available to anyone who is 45 or over, or is in one of the special priority groups. Follow this link for the latest NHS information on eligible groups.
People in priority group 6 (16-64-year-olds with underlying health conditions and unpaid carers) will be invited to get their vaccinations from one of the five, GP-run, vaccination hubs in Reading.
Anyone who is eligible can now book an appointment at a NHS vaccination centre online or by telephoning 119. The current guidance is that you do not have to wait for a letter to arrive if you are in an eligible group. You need to be registered with a GP surgery in England to use this service.
There are currently two NHS vaccination centres in Reading:
Can I get help to make a vaccination appointment?
RVA has opened a central helpline for carers, family, professionals and individuals in need of support. Please telephone 0118 334 1091.
- Responding to a GP letter or confirming an appointment.
- Registering with a GP if required.
- Safe and friendly transport to and from a vaccine hub.
- Buddy around the hub, with language support if required.
More specific support is also available – please check this RVA web page for details.
Can I get help to travel to my vaccination appointment?
Readibus is the dial-a-ride bus service for people with restricted mobility in and around Reading, UK. If you need support to get to your vaccination, you can contact Readibus on 0118 931 0000. You will need to register to use the service. Visit the Readibus website to find out more.
Questions about the vaccine?
Please see the NHS website for information about the vaccine.
Questions about the local vaccine programme?
Reading Healthwatch has answers to many frequently asked questions about the vaccine programme.
Comprehensive and up-to-date resources on the vaccine rollout programme in Reading.