Covid vaccination plans for Reading

Healthwatch Reading has collated information for every local GP surgery.
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Updated 18 January 2021

This article gives latest information on how every GP surgery in Reading is running Covid vaccinations for eligible people.

Surgeries are working together in their area’s primary care network (PCN) to deliver vaccines from one designated site for all patients, meaning you may have to travel further to get it.

Vaccines are being delivered on various dates, leading to differences in when your surgery will begin to call people in.

Surgeries are urging patients not to call to ask for appointment dates and wait to be contacted instead.

Find out details for your surgery

Tilehurst Primary Care Network
Surgeries it covers:
Tilehurst Village, Chancellor House, Grovelands Medical Centre and Westwood Road Health Centre
Vaccination venue: Tilehurst Village Surgery, 92 Westwood Road, Reading, RG31 5PP
Launch date: First surgery in Reading, on 15 December 2020, now inviting over-75s and will soon call 'clinically extremely vulnerable' & over-70s
Latest message to patients: 'Our current limiting factor is vaccine delivery and quantity - we still have no control as to what is being delivered to the surgery on a weekly basis. We look forward to vaccinating you all!’ (18 January 21)

University Primary Care Network
Surgeries it covers: University Health Centre and Whitley Villa Surgery
Vaccination venue: University Health Centre, 9 Northcourt Avenue, Reading RG2 7HE
Launch date: Before Christmas
Message to patients: One relative can assist you and stay while you have the jab but they need to wait outside during your 15-minute observation period.

Reading West Primary Care Network
Surgeries it covers: The Potteries, Circuit Lane and Western Elms
Vaccination venue: Circuit Lane Surgery, 53 Circuit Lane, Reading, RG30 3AN
Launch date: Just before Christmas and has done nearly 3,000 people
Message for patients: Surgeries can only invite people in strict order: 'We will get to you but it is more difficult when we are answering queries and responding to complaints on government decisions.  This takes the resource and focus away from getting on with the job.'

Reading Central Primary Care Network and Whitley Primary Care Network
Surgeries they cover:
Abbey Medical Centre, Chatham Street, Eldon Road & Melrose, Pembroke and Russell Street surgeries and Reading Walk-In-Centre (in Reading PCN) and Kennet, London Street, Longbarn Lane, Milman Rd and South Reading & Shinfield practice (in Whitley PCN)
Vaccination venue:  Garden Hall of Watlington House, entrance opposite 71 South Street, Reading, RG1 4RA
Launch date: Saturday 16 January for invited patients from the various surgeries
Message for patients: Venue parking and information sheet

Caversham Primary Care Network
Surgeries it covers:
Balmore Park and Emmer Green
Vaccination venue: Emmer Green Surgery, 4 St Barnabas Road, Emmer Green, Reading, RG4 8RA
Launch date: Friday 15 January
Message for patients: If people don't respond to invites the surgeries will phone them to make a booking to ensure 'no-one is left behind'. There are 14,000 people in priority groups to vaccinate.

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