Information on getting your Covid-19 vaccine 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.
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.
Broad Street Mall vaccination centre, Reading, RG1 7QE
- The Broad Street Mall vaccination centre is open for walk-in vaccinations. See opening times here.
- You can also make an appointment via the national booking system.
- Download a poster about the Broad Street Mall vaccination centre to display in your community centre or organisation.
Overseas Vaccination Validation Service
The Broad Street Mall vaccination centre also offers an Overseas Vaccination Validation Service if you have had your vaccination overseas and need it updated on the NHS Covid Pass. Download a poster with more information here.
Boots, 47–48 Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AE
- Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, closed between 12pm and 1.40pm.
- Booked appointments for ages 5 and over (call 119 or use the national booking service).
- Walk-ins (subject to availability) for ages 5 and over.
- NHS number needed.
- First and second doses available 1.40pm to 3.30pm
- Boosters available 9.15am to 3.30pm (not between 12pm and 1.40pm).
- Fourth doses for over 75s and immunosuppressed people available 9.15am to 3.30pm (not between 12pm and 1.40pm)
- Vaccinations for 5–11 year olds available 3.30pm to 5pm.
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.
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.