Information on getting your Covid-19 and flu vaccines in Reading. Check the NHS website for the most up-to-date information.
NHS information on getting 1st and 2nd doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, and booster jabs.
Broad Street Mall vaccination centre, Reading, RG1 7QE
- The Broad Street Mall vaccination site reopened for walk-in vaccinations on Monday 10 January 2022. See opening times here.
- You can also make an appointment via the national booking system.
Boots on Broad Street in Reading offer booked appointments (call 119 or use the national booking service) and walk-ins subject to availability. Opening times are 9am to 12pm for Moderna boosters and 1.40pm to 5pm for first, second and booster doses of Pfizer.
Information from Reading Borough Council about getting the flu vaccine and Covid-19 booster jab this winter. Includes links to translated and easy read information about the flu vaccine.
Reading voluntary organisations are working together to support people to access their vaccine. Do you or someone you know have questions about accessing a vaccine? Call 0118 334 1091 and we can answer your questions and help.
Healthwatch Reading have regular updates about Covid-19 vaccinations on their website.
Information about about pop-up vaccination sites in Berkshire West, boosters, vaccination in pregnancy and more.
Information on the Reading Borough Council website about walk-through PCR test sites in Reading and community testing at Reading Town Hall (Lateral Flow Tests).
Guides and translations
Downloadable coronavirus resources from Public Health England
Information videos to watch and share
- The Covid-19 vaccine and pregnancy
- Covid-19 vaccine in pregnancy – Dr Aparna Balaji, GP at Melrose Surgery in Reading
- Getting your vaccination – Imam Monawar Hussain, Muslim Chaplain at OUH
- NHS Q&A: Priya Gopaldas and Dr Emeka answer young people’s Covid-19 vaccine questions
- Yewande Biala talks to Professor Kevin Fenton and Dr Emeka Okorocha about the Covid-19 vaccine
Accessible guides for people with a learning disability and their carers
- Easy read guides on www.gov.uk.
- Easy read guides about coronavirus from Mencap, including vaccine FAQs.
- Beyond Words coronavirus guides – free picture stories and illustrated guides to support people with learning disabilities and autism through the coronavirus pandemic.
- A video about vaccines for people with a learning disability and autistic people. Produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
British Sign Language (BSL) videos on Covid-19 vaccination on www.gov.uk.
Download or order leaflets in English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian and Urdu.
A Nepalese doctor talks about the importance of the vaccine in this video by Liverpool University Hospitals.
British Red Cross
- British Red Cross have produced a guide called How to have a difficult conversation about vaccines – develop skills and gain confidence to help you talk about Covid-19 vaccines with others who may be feeling hesitant.
- They also have a vaccine FAQs page here.
Government guidance about when to wear one and exemptions – includes links to translated guidance.