How to get your Covid vaccine in Reading

Reading people can get vaccinated at a variety of venues, including the Broad Street Mall.
Photo of Broad Street Mall

Article updated 2nd October 2021

The main Reading Covid vaccine hub is now based at Broad Street Mall after the previous hub at Madejski Stadium site closed at the end of July 2021.

The Broad Street Mall vaccination centre is based in unit 49-50, seven days a week, from 8.30am to 7.30pm, where the New Look shop used to be located. It is doing booked appointments for people aged 18+ and a walk-in service for 16 and 17-year-olds.

Some pharmacies and GP surgeries are also running vaccines clinics and these will show on the national online booking service, if they have availability, or wait to be contacted by your own GP surgery.

Key information on Covid vaccination

  • People aged 18+ can book a vaccination appointment via the national booking service or by calling 119 free of charge between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week. The service won't let you in if it's not yet your turn.
  • People cannot choose which type of vaccine to get - the NHS will offer any deemed safe for your age and circumstances. You can decline the jab at any point during your appointment but there is no guarantee you will get your preferred vaccine at a later date.
  • People aged under 40 or pregnant women will usually only be offered Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
  • People aged under 18 will only be offered Pfizer vaccines.
  • Boosters are being offered to people aged 50+ or those who are clinically vulnerable, no sooner than six months after their final primary dose.
  • 16 & 17-year-olds can get vaccines at drop-in clinics with no appointment - Broad Street is the main one but you can find other locations via the NHS search tool
  • School children aged 12-15 are being offered a single dose of Pfizer by an immunisation team visiting secondary schools.
  • Tilehurst Village Surgery has been running vaccine clinics for the general public, not just its own patients, but you have to contact them directly, find details on its Facebook page

More information is available on the NHS website's coronavirus vaccines page

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