All adults in Reading can now walk in and get a Covid vaccine

News from: Reading Borough Council

In response to an increase in Covid-19 infections and cases of the Delta variant in Reading, the council and the NHS are boosting the local vaccination programme with a targeted vaccination clinic at the Reading Borough Council Civic Offices from Thursday 17 June to Friday 9 July. This offer has now been extended to anyone over 18 in Reading.

People who have not received a vaccine are more likely to become ill or be hospitalised as a result of catching the Delta variant. Therefore, in addition to extra testing, Reading Borough Council and the local NHS are working together to ensure anyone aged over 18 who lives, works or studies in Reading can now receive their first dose of the Covid vaccine – if they have not yet been vaccinated at all. This will keep them safer and help minimise the spread of infection in Reading.

Vaccination clinic details:
-The programme is for anyone aged 18 and over who lives, works or studies in Reading who has not yet had any doses of the vaccine.
-The vaccine clinic is at the Reading Borough Council Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU. Please go to the main entrance on Bridge Street.
-The clinic is open from Thursday 17 June to Friday 9 July (this date has been extended), from 09:30 to 18:30, seven days a week.
-You do not need an appointment.
-You should bring a mask with you to wear in the building and if possible ID and proof that you live, work or study in the borough of Reading.
-You may need to queue outside – please come prepared depending on the weather; water, sun cream, hat, umbrella etc.
-There is no car parking on site. You can travel to the vaccine clinic on foot or by public transport. The closest public car park is The Oracle Shopping Centre.
-The vaccine administered at the clinic is suitable for people under 40 and pregnant women.

Further information:
-If you have any questions about taking the vaccine or your personal medical circumstances, talk to your GP.
-There is more information about the vaccination programme on the NHS website.
-People aged 18 and over can also to book a vaccine at a mass vaccination site through the NHS website.
-Read more on the RBC website.

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