No-appointment Covid jabs offered to all unvaccinated adults in Reading

Anybody aged 18+ who hasn't had their first jab is being urged to come forwards.
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Artile updated 03 July 2021

A drop-in vaccination clinic has been extended to any adult in Reading who hasn't had their first Covid jab, five days after it launched initially for people in certain RG1 postcodes.

Any adult aged 18+ who lives, works or studies in Reading can now turn up without an appointment at the temporary vaccine clinic based in the Reading Civic Offices.

Where to get your vaccine

  • Go to the Reading Borough Council Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU
  • No appointment is needed but you may need to queue outside so please bring water/hat/sun cream/umbrella depending on weather
  • This venue will be open 9.30am-8.30pm, 7 days a week from Thursday June 17-until Friday 9 July (later than previous initial end dates of 2 July and 27 June).
  • Bring a mask, and if possible, proof you live, work or study in Reading
  • There is no on site car parking - the nearest car park is at The Oracle
  • The vaccine at the clinic is suitable for people under 40 and pregnant women.

The drop-in service is not for people seeking a second dose of the Covid vaccine; book your second vaccine appointment via the NHS booking service, call 119 or await an invitation from your GP surgery.

Meanwhile the council's public health team said 20,000 people in Reading and Wokingham had come forward for 'surge testing' which was launched on 9 June and has now closed.  'The programme has helped us identify and isolate additional cases and therefore slow the spread of the virus in Reading,' the council said.

People living, working or studying in postcode areas RG1 3**, RG1 5**, RG1 6** and RG1 7** had been asked to get a PCR test to try and find cases in people not showing any Covid symptoms.

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