GP-led Covid vaccination hubs in Reading

Healthwatch Reading has collated information for every local GP surgery.
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Updated 02 February 2022

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
Progress: They have done all their patients in care homes and most people in priority groups 1 and 2 and are now starting to invite people in priority groups 3 and 4.
Message: '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."

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: If you received a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in December or January at the surgery, we have not yet been informed of the delivery date for the second dose of the vaccine but we will be in touch as soon as we have this information.  Please do not call the practice, we will contact you.'

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
Progress: As of 30 January, they had moved on to people in priority group 4 after doing most of groups 1,2 and 3. They had also begun visiting housebound people to vaccinate at home
Message for patients: 'Don’t worry if you have missed your call we are receiving weekly deliveries and we will continue to try you again. whilst moving on to the next groups."

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
Latest information: By 26 January, they had vaccinated 3,400 patients in priority groups 1-4, including St Luke's care home residents. They have started vaccinating housebound patients and people living in learning disability homes. They were also re-contacting people in groups 1-4, who may have missed their first invite.
Message for patients: 'Those who are currently isolating or in hospital, will be contacted again when they are well enough to receive the vaccine.'

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