Reading vaccination facility reopens in town centre venue

Reading vaccination facility reopens in town centre venue

Reading’s large-scale vaccination centre has reopened in a new venue in the town.

Covid-19 vaccinations are now being given at Unit 49-50 at the Broad Street Mall in Reading.

The move was organised by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to secure a longer term and accessible venue for vaccinations for the Berkshire West population, in anticipation of a return to larger match attendances at it’s previous location at the home of Reading FC.

At the new Broad Street Mall venue, appointments will be available seven days a week, from 8.30am to 7.30pm.

Who can get a Covid vaccination?

Vaccinations are open to all adults over 18. People can book COVID-19 vaccination appointments online or by calling 119. You will be shown the nearest available appointment to you, which could be a vaccination centre or a pharmacy. Pop up clinics are also being planned.

Getting your vital 2nd dose

People who have already received their first vaccine are strongly encouraged to have a second dose to maximise protection again the virus, particularly the Delta variant. This can be done eight weeks after your first dose.

Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant after two doses, a study from Public Health England has found.

Which vaccine will I have?

You will only be offered a specific vaccine if you’re either:

  • pregnant
  • aged under 40 and do not have a health condition that increases your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

If this applies to you, you’ll only be shown appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine when you book.

Published: 30 July 2021